For now, Mulligan is proud of EMILY’s success and its role as an ongoing tribute to its namesake, his daughter’s 13-year-old friend who was killed in an accident while the company was developing the technology.

“We had this invention, and everyone was so distraught that we decided to name it after her,” says Mulligan. “She always wanted to help people, and that is the mission of this boat drone – to help people in need.”