Sportfishing Boat Owner Pleased with Volvo Penta D11s

Photo of Henriques 42 EXHTB sportfish boat

Andrew Friedman is thoroughly enjoying his newly built Henriques sportfishing boat, powered by twin Volvo Penta D11 725-horsepower engines. Based out of Brielle, New Jersey, the 42-foot EXHTB, named ORION, is providing a comfortable ride for Andrew and his guests.

“The D11s are a great fit for the 42 EXHTB. They offer reduced weight, stronger torque curve, and maneuverability,” says JD Messler, Volvo Penta Marine Sales, Johnson & Towers, an Indel Power Group company. “The Volvo Penta engines offer a list of benefits to the owner, including lower emissions, quieter operation, better fuel efficiency, and longer service intervals.”

With an in-line six-cylinder, 10.8-liter, common-rail fuel injection, overhead camshaft, and twin-entry turbo using a water-cooled exhaust manifold, the D11s are an excellent engine for sportfishing applications. The D11s occupy a smaller footprint in the engine room, with no extra equipment needed, allowing easy access for servicing and cleaning.

“I like the look and fit in the engine room as well as the advanced technology that the D11 Volvo Penta engines provide. Volvo Penta has a great reputation,” says Friedman. “The engines provide good performance and provide the reliability that I need while out on the water.”

Photo of Henriques 42 EXHTB sportfish boat
Photo of Henriques 42 EXHTB sportfish boat

The Volvo Penta service and parts network is very supportive for customers. When Andrew had some minor issues initially, he was happy with Johnson & Towers and Volvo Penta, who sent technicians to the boat right away to perform the adjustments in a timely manner.

“For the minor tweaking that needed to be done with a new build, they treated it seriously and acted on the issue,” says Friedman. “I’ve been very happy with the engines. They’re dependable and I have no hesitation taking the boat offshore. I like the warranty they offer too. It’s comforting.”

The ORION was a nine-month project, with Friedman taking delivery in April 2021. Today, the engines have more than 250 hours on them.

For information about Volvo Penta marine engines, contact JD Messler at 609-605-6528.