Digital Dry Dock co-founders join the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA)

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Digital Dry Dock Ltd. 3D laser scanners join RINA.

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We are proud to announce that our co-founders Ollie Graffy and Benjamin Barton are now recognised members of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA).

An internationally renowned professional institution, RINA was founded in 1860 in London to ‘advance the science of ship design’. Its members are recognised as demonstrating the achievement of the highest standards of professional competence in naval architecture.

Both Ollie and Benjamin have been awarded membership in their own right, with each of them being deemed as meeting the required standards.


Ollie Graffy

Ollie was first noticed by RINA whilst studying Engineering Marine Technology at the University of Plymouth. In 2016, his final year project was awarded first prize in the RINA – BAE Systems Student Naval Architect Award.

Last year, he presented the Digital Dry Dock laser scanning technology to RINA and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Ollie has since been made a member of RINA and received endorsement from IMarEST.

Benjamin Barton 

Ben has recently finished studying Naval Architecture at The Lloyd’s Maritime Academy. He has extensive experience in major refits and dry dock periods, plus ten years experience in skippering sail and motor yachts up to 30 metres in length.

Ben has worked as Chief Mate on two large motor yachts and completed a number of challenging passages to remote corners of the world.

He received his membership to RINA at the beginning of 2021.


Moving forwards, Ollie and Ben are looking forward to learning from and contributing towards RINA, whilst continuing to improve efficiency throughout the build, refit and lifetime of vessels using 3D laser scanning technology.