JAN 4, 2019 - PASSING OF JACK HENRIQUES FOUNDER OF HENRIQUES YACHTS

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JAN 4, 2019 - PASSING OF JACK HENRIQUES FOUNDER OF HENRIQUES YACHTS

Postby EC NEWELLMAN » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:31 am

There has been little news on one of the legendary local boat builders passing away this past Wednesday, January 2, 2019 with Joaquim ‘Jack’ Henriques, age 85 of Bayville, New Jersey.away

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(Attribution: socialized media Henriques Yachts)


As noted in his obituary:

Jack was born in Murtosa, Portugal on July 9, 1933. He had worked alongside his father, a boat builder, where he developed a strong passion for building boats; one in particular known as the Moliceiro which had been used for the harvesting of seaweed. In the year 1959, Jack married the love of his life and then immigrated to the country he adored with only a dream of success. That same year they welcomed their first child.

Jack founded Henriques Yachts, Inc in 1977. A boat company specializing in manufacturing quality semi-custom sportfishing boats. He was 44 years old at the time. Soon after, his two daughters and his son-in-law began to work with him side-by-side building up the Henriques name.

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Needless to say amongst fishermen, the 35 and 42 foot models were well noted for not only their decades long durability for standing up to years of use as well as their sea handling ability and comfort. Henriques boats were were noted for providing twin engine power (there were a number of single engine 35' footers made over the years) as opposed to the various traditional single screw downeast hull designs, and were well noted for their use in the commercial fishing industry, for-hire chartering as well as having a spacious rear cockpit for use as a diving platform.

Many of us will point out that it may be one of the most functional fishing boat ever built in its class, and older built models such as the famed Maine Coaster are fondly remembered for getting us safely home in nautical conditions.

Mr. Henriques wake and service will be held over the next two days. May he 'Rest in Peace.'

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Re: JAN 4, 2019 - PASSING OF JACK HENRIQUES FOUNDER OF HENRIQUES YACHTS

Postby nickh » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:48 pm

I fished on my buddies 44 footer many times offshore. You could have a dance party in the cockpit and the finishing work was top notch. Not to mention the giant built in fish boxes and seaworthiness.
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Re: JAN 4, 2019 - PASSING OF JACK HENRIQUES FOUNDER OF HENRIQUES YACHTS

Postby Frank » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:03 am

Always loved the look and quality of those boats.
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