The first year of this project the students were given a Sea Doo Spark 3-up water-jet. They were to rebuild it, so that it could be controlled from land. The boat got the name Aegir. It is named after Ægir, from Norse mythology, a giant who reigns over the sea.
The first year of the project was about making the circuits and the wireless communication that was needed so that the boat could be controlled unmanned. The speed, ignition, breaks and stop already had analog and digital signals controlling it. A big challenge was that external circuits connecting the internal ounces has never been implemented on this waterjet.