We wanted the ultimate tuna boat, and a Henriques 42’ express is pretty close to the ultimate tuna boat.
If you want to buy a Henriques, you have to go to New Jersey, so we bought our plane tickets and headed to New Jersey.
We met with Manny Costa, the guy who runs Henriques, at the Henriques plant. Even though we were not buying a new boat, Manny gave us a tour of the factory and showed us every step of the manufacturing process.
Manny then took us to the Henriques boatyard and showed us pretty much every boat in their line, even though he knew we only wanted a 42’.
Manny loves his boats and is proud of them.
After seeing the 42’ Express, there was no question this was the boat for us.
A deal was struck and then the waiting began, as the weather has been lousy in New Jersey.