HSBO 2023 – June 7-9

Welcome back to the High Speed Boat Operations Forum

On the 7th through 9th of June 2023 (Wednesday through Friday) HSBO Forum will take place at Hotell 11 and Eriksbergshallen in Gothenburg Sweden. 

The number of delegates we can accommodate is limited by the character of the event and venue.
Hence, HSBO is by-invitation-only. 




HSBO Forum is the No.1 venue in the world for exchange of experience and knowledge about High-Speed Boat Operations.


It offers a mixture of theory and practice, with world-class presentations, social networking events and boat trials of up to 35 of the best boats built, at full speed at sea, as well as literate discussions relating to all aspects of boat operations. Sharing of practical experiences and demonstrations of various new equipment and routines are key elements of HSBO Forum.

Delegates include leaders of many professional agencies operating high-speed boats around the world, procurement & acquisitions officials, boat operators, naval architects, engineers, scientists, and boat builders.

The forum will once again be held at Hotell 11 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Due to the limited number of delegates everyone are asked to request invitation to attend. 


Stay up to date by following the Official HSBO LinkedIn group & HSBO on Facebook.











Presentation topics

Specifying boats for special operations, SAR and Law enforcement
New hull designs and constructions
Steering- and Control systems
New engine technologies
Electric propulsion
Choosing the right drivelines
Unmanned High-Speed Boats
Diver Delivery Platforms
Hull materials pros and cons
Personal protection equipment
Navigation – limits and future integration
Experiences from acquisition projects
-What could have been done better?
-What should we have known?

Night-time operations
Riverine operations
Tactical operations training
Non-Compliant Boarding & VBSS
Maritime counter terrorism
Extreme-climate operations.
On-water training
Simulator training
SAR and Medicare onboard HSC

Impact exposure and its effects on humans
Ongoing research projects
Accidents and ejections
Injury prevention
Human Factors and cockpit ergonomics
Measuring human impact exposure
Test and valuation of suspension seats

Standards and Certifications
Test procedures
Legal liabilities

Keynote speakers – 2018

Rear Admiral Jens Nykvist, Chief of Swedish Navy
Welcome address – Current development in the Nordic region 

Rear Admiral François Rebour, Chief of ALFUSCO, French Marine Commandos
Maritime special operations – New challenges – New advances  

Vice Admiral Sousa Pereira, General Commander of Portuguese Maritime Police
The Portuguese Maritime Police Participation in Frontex Operations

HSBO Forum 2018 in numbers

Three days of boat trials and presentations plus 1 day of tutorials, made this the most extensive HSBO Forum yet.
382 Delegates from 36 Countries, representing Navy, Coast Guard, Police, Sea Rescue, Special Forces, Scientists and Industry. 34 State-of-the-art High Speed Boats were available for test drives in open waters at speeds up to 100 kts

HSBO 2018 was held at Hotel 11, the same place where HSBO Forum was held in 2012, 2014 and 2016. Hotel 11 is located right by the water in the Gothenburg harbor.

The number of attendees will be limited and the invitation to participate is directed specifically to individuals working in the field.

The HSBO Forum is supported by: