Those familiar with the boats this solid New Jersey company builds will be surprised at the change in the look of this new hull. Updated lines offer a greater sense of Carolina styling than you’d expect to find in tradition-oriented New Jersey.
With the maximum suggested power, this new addition to the Henriques family tops 35 mph with ease. And with large rudders offset outboard of the shafts, the boat maneuvers responsively around the dock and when fighting fish.
The well-planned engine room, with access via a day hatch through the bridge deck or by lifting the deck on rams, affords easy maintenance, thanks to dipsticks, filters and the tops of the main tanks and the like located on centerline. The bridge deck itself sports a helm seat with flanking companion seats.
The 42 provides two fish boxes in the cockpit sole, both with macerators, and a livewell that doubles as another fish box in the transom. It also boasts such standard fare as rod holders, tuna door, coaming pads, a tackle center, fresh- and saltwater washdowns, bait-prep station with sink and a plate glassed in under the deck to which you can mount a fighting chair.
Belowdecks, you’ll find the standard express layout consisting of a V-berth area forward with a queen-size island berth offering loads of hidden storage beneath.
||| |—|—| | Specifications| | LOA | 42 ft.| | BEAM| 14 ft. 9 in.| | DEADRISE| 12 deg.| | WEIGHT| 36,500| | FUEL| 660 gal.| | MAX HP| (2) 800 hp| | MSRP| $621,000| The salon provides sleeping space for another two guests on the U-shaped settee and its hinged back that swings up and straps to the overhead, pipe-berth style. The table fills the body of the U, forming a double berth, for a total of five bunks. A small galley and a head with shower finish off the cozy accommodations.
Henriques builds its boats of solid, hand-laid fiberglass with bronze thru-hulls and seacocks and Awlgripped bilges. Of course, when you order a Henriques semicustom boat, a simple conversation with the company’s engineers can make just about anything happen.
Henriques lists standard power on the 42 as twin 700-hp Caterpillar C-12 diesels. However, you can also choose Cummins’ new QSM11 diesels, which are slightly less expensive at 660 hp each, or ratchet up to twin MAN 800-hp monsters for considerably more. This may be a new boat in its line, but it still projects that no-nonsense-fishing-machine reputation Henriques has deservedly earned.
Bayville, New Jersey