September 4, 2013

New Model: Henriques 42 Express Hardtop

Basing itself on the popular 42 series from Henriques, the New Jersey US builder presents a new  Express Hardtop model in this line.  Interestingly the owner of hull number one of this new Henriques is on his third boat from the builder, and before this he owned a 42 Express; that is the model without the enclosed hardtop. This style of sportfishing cruisers coming to a more core builder definitely comes from what other brands have done in the last years to offer a fully enclosed three side hard-top deck allowing for a more practical use of the boat all year round. The Henriques 42 Express has its success for being one of the best sport fishing dedicated platform in its size, and with this version the builder definitely wants to capitalize more on the cruise side to owners who want to fish and cruise as possible.  Inside accommodation of the Henriques 42 is a sport fishing standard offered in an open plan layout, with a master double berth to fore, L-shaped settee, galley, and a shower head.  The exterior is typical sportfishing flavour offering a split level deck with the aft lower part fully dedicated to fishing.  Two steps up and you have the hardtop covered area which offers a large L-shaped settee, and three forward facing settees with the helm located centrally.   
Technical Data:
Hull Length - 12.8 m (42ft)
Beam - 4.49 m
Draft - 1.14 m
Displacement - 16556 kg
Fuel Capacity - 2498 l
Water Capacity - 454 l
Accommodation - 2 + 2 berths  
Engines - 2 x Cats C12 715hp (up to 900hp possible)
Speed - 28 knots cruise
Propulsion - line shaft
Construction - hand laid solid fiberglass build, divinycell core used in the sides