For more than 20 years, Henriques Yachts has quietly produced a line of hardcore offshore fishing boats that have built a reputation as “the boat the pros use.” Make no mistake: Henriques builds its boats to be used hard and often. With no-nonsense fiberglass construction techniques and a layout that focuses on simplistic, long-lasting durability, the company’s newest 35-foot model is sure to live up to that reputation.
The Henriques 35 is built on the same proven Jack Henriques hull design as the boat’s predecessor, the Henriques 38. Her ride is soft and dry, and, with her base power of twin 370-hp Volvo-Penta TAMD63Ps, she achieves a 26-knot cruise (2,400 rpm) at only 12.7 gph per engine. Her top speed hovers around 31 knots, at which point she burns a still very efficient 19.7 gph per engine. Even with one engine shut down, the 35 can get up on plane and do 17 knots – a remarkable feat even for much smaller boats.
A huge engine room accommodates power plants exceeding the 400-hp mark and still leaves plenty of room outboard of the engines for ease of maintenance. Equipped with 400-hp engines, the Henriques 35 should push past a 30-knot cruise easily. The builder offers several engine packages from Cummins, Yanmar and Caterpillar for those who prefer a faster clip.
The 100-square-foot cockpit offers many standard features, including fresh and saltwater wash-downs, a walk-through transom door, two in-deck 100-gallon fish boxes, an insulated livewell in the transom, a drink box, bait-prep station, sink, and plenty of rod and tackle storage. The helm includes a fiberglass electronics dash to recess any combination of equipment. On centerline is true walk-through access to both the engine room and belowdecks accommodations.
The spacious ash interior houses a private head, fully equipped galley, dinette and abundant storage. Sleeping accommodations are handled through a diagonal double bed and additional single berth that crisscross at the bow. And though somewhat unusual for a boat of this size, Henriques welcomes custom designs for its interiors.