Emma is a 22ft x 6ft teak-built steam launch. Although the original builder is unknown it’s believed it was built around 1912. Below is a gallery documenting the progress of Emma’s restoration.
When Emma arrived at the Museum in 2015 the boat was part way through a major refit, which the owner felt unable to complete. Our Boat Technician Reuben Thompson and his group of volunteers have set about the repair and restoration needed to make Emma fully seaworthy again.
Work started in 2019 to complete the restoration of Emma to the original designs and we plan to have the boat back in the water this year. Eventually we’ll be taking passengers out on trips.
Gallery of Emma’s progress