Emma is the undisputed flagship of the Halvorsen fleet, having been launched on 12 June 1976 for Mr. Arthur Nelson. She was the last 'big boat' built at the Ryde historic shipyard. Without a doubt, she was the most impressive cruiser in Australia and certainly turned more than a few heads when travelling at her full speed of 22 knots. The old twin V12 MTU diesels provided a combined horsepower of 2700hp. Even after 41 years, she still looks modern and beautiful, and her original owners still pamper her. However, after learning that the port engine had failed and was not repairable, we repowered her with two MAN V8 1200HP engines in front of ZF665 transmissions. The new engines were complemented with two new Veem propellers and two Onan generators.