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1947 26’ Emancipator Express Cruiser
“Diamond in the Rough” #  

Needs Complete RestorationThis Emancipator is a rare find. Specs: 26’ length, 9’ beam, 16’ cockpit area, 149 hp Gray Marine Super 6 330 engine.Quality-built mahogany frames, keel, chines, battens, transom, and joiner work: cedar planking and stainless steel trim. Emancipators were built in Miami, FL in the early ‘40s to mid-‘50s and later (1955-1960) in St. Simons Island (Brunswick), GA.

Very few exist today. After restoration, this classic will be worth a substantial amount of money, so it is definitely a restoration project worth consideration. On the other hand, if you are looking to own a very rare classic, this could be your opportunity. As the old saying goes,“Where else are you going to find one?”

More info at:

$4,000 OBO

Contact: Dave Watts, Little Rock Boat Works(320) 393-3370 or