Welcome back to HSBO in June!

June 7 – 9, 2023 (Wed – Fri) 
HSBO Forum will run in Gothenburg, Sweden. 

The number of delegates is limited. 
Admission by-invitation-only. 




The No.1 venue 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 professional agencies operating high-speed boats globally, procurement officials, boat operators, naval architects, engineers, scientists, and boat builders. 

The forum runs at Eriksberg in Gothenburg, Sweden.


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Specifying boats for SPEC OPS, SAR and Law enforcement
New hull designs and constructions
Steering- and Control systems
New engine technologies
Electric propulsion
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 2021

Brigadier General Peder Ohlsson
Deputy Commanding Officer Swedish Navy

Rear Admiral Thomas Engevall
Deputy National Armaments Director
Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV
Current and Future Requirements 
for Amphibious Capabilities

Chris Boyd CEO of RINA
Safety and Emissions – RINA’s vision on High speed

Rear Adm. Fernando Jorge Ferreira Seuanes
Deputy Director General of the
Portuguese National Maritime Authority
Irregular Migration and Drug Trafficking Operations

HSBO Forum in numbers

3 days of boat trials and presentations.
300 Delegates from 35 Countries, representing Navy, Coast Guard, Police, Sea Rescue, Special Forces, Scientists and Industry. 35 State-of-the-art High Speed Boats available for test drives in open waters at speeds up to 100 kts

HSBO is located at Eriksbergshallen, right by the water in the Gothenburg harbor.

The number of delegates is limited. Invitation to participate is directed specifically to professionals in relevant fields.

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