Student’s scuba boat scoops design award

Date: 1/12/2006

A customised boat for scuba divers has won a major design award for a crafty Dublin (Ireland) student. Shane Murphy, 23 scooped the 2006 International Dyson Student Design Award for his Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB), which uses waterjet technology and includes an adjustable platform for entering and leaving the water. Shane said sports like scuba diving can be intimidating to older and heavier divers because clambering back on board a boat is difficult.

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