High speed boat 
operations forum

August 31 – September 2, 2021

THE HSBO

is a by-invitation-only conference gathering High Speed Boat professionals from around the world. Experts will give presentations on new development, research, technologies, operational procedures, boat designs and equipment. Many of the best boats built for professional use will be available for full speed sea trials at open sea.

MAIN SPONSOR

HSBO 2021 in numbers

260 Delegates from 21 Countries, representing Navy, Coast Guard, Police, Sea Rescue, Special Forces, Scientists and Industry. 22 State-of-the-art High Speed Craft for open water trials.

TOPICS

• Riverine Operations
• Sub/Semi-Sub Platforms
• High Speed Craft Simulators
• Amphibious Operations
• High Speed Navigation Systems
• Accidents & Ejections
• Human Factors and Cockpit Ergonomics

• Maritime Counter-Terrorism • Drone & Anti-Drone Operations 
• SAR & Medical Challenges 
• New Engine Technology 
• Measuring Impact Exposure 
• VBSS & Non-Compliant Boarding
• Personal Protection Equipment
• Specifying Boats for SAR 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Peder Ohlsson, Brigadier General

Brigadier General Peder Ohlsson 
Deputy Chief of 
the 
Swedish Navy

Chris Boyd picture

Chris Boyd
CEO of the
Royal Institution of Naval Architects

CALM_SDGAM_Seuanes

Rear Adm. Fernando Jorge Ferreira Seuanes
Deputy Director General of the 
Portuguese Maritime Authority

Karen R. Kelly, PhD

Karen R. Kelly PhD
Naval Health Research Center

Cervical and lumbar spine kinematics and muscle physiology in swift boat combatant crewman

Photograph of Captain Andrew Moll

Capt. Andrew Moll
Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents at MAIB
Passenger/Crew vulnerability – what does accident investigation show us?

Prof. Stephen Myers - picture

Prof. Stephen Myers – U o Chichester
NATO Multi-nation study on human impact exposure onboard high speed boats

BOATS FOR SEA TRIALS

DHM 1050 Interceptor

De Haas Maassluis

RIB for German Navy

YACHTWERFT MEYER GMBH

NATT

Spectre Marine

Wing P 4.7

Soal Marine

Kraka

Soal Marine

M15 Triple

Marell Boats

RIB 7.5

Stormer Marine

SEAir Flying Tender 765

SEAir / Sillinger

M15 Quad Merc 450

Marell Boats

470 SRD SUB 50HP

Sillinger

765 300HP EVINRUDE

Sillinger

8 Meter

Swedish Sea Rescue Society

M9

Marell Boats

Fugu 29 with Petestep Technology

Petestep AB

Marathon 900 RHIB-D

Viking Norsafe

Rupert R8 - CXO300 Outboard

Diesel Power

22 Meter Searescue

Norwegian Sea Rescue

PRELIMINARY Program

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Tue. Aug. 31

(MONDAY 16:00 – 20:00)
REGISTRATION AND
EXHIBITION BUILD-UP

TUESDAY 08:00 – 10:00 
REGISTRATION

10:00
OPENING SESSION

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

Karen Kelly
Naval Health Research Center – U.S. DOD
Cervical and lumbar spine kinematics and
muscle physiology in swift boat combatant crewman

Captain Andrew Moll
Marine Accident Investigation Branch
Passenger / Crew vulnerability – What does accident investigation show us?

Pedro Miguel Moita Jardim
Portuguese Maritime Police Forensic Diving Team
Operational Challenges and Development

11:30 – 12:00
BOAT PRESENTATIONS

12:00 – 14:00
LUNCH

12:00 – 15:00
BOAT TRIALS

15:00
HULL TECHNOLOGY SESSION

Andrew Lea
Norson Design

Hull Design Approaches for 
Lowering Impact Exposure

Abbas Dashtimanesh
Tallinn University of Technology
Hydrodynamics of high-speed craft using mathematical models

Arash Eslamdoost
Associate Professor
Chalmers University of Technology
A device for reducing the resistance of transom stern hulls

Mr. Joseph  Salmon
Salmon Power Sports
Proactive Shock Mitigation with Dynamic Ballast

Maarten  van Donselaar
Cruden B.V.
Technicalities and Applications of a spectacular
set of Boomeranger Fast Craft Simulators

Lt. Daniel Filipe Marques da Costa
Portuguese National Republican Guard Coastal Control Unit
The GNR UCC and its Maritime component

17:00 – 19:00
NETWORKING

19:00
DINNER

Wed. Sep. 1

08:45
OPENING SESSION

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

Fátima Monteiro PhD 
Sen. Researcher and Chair Inst. of Macaronesia
Cape Verde in the Context of North-South Atlantic Relations

Ibon Borgua Tello
Spanish Red Cross
Specifying needs around SAR RIBs – Organizing a crew on a rescue vessel. New approach to the management of on-board operations

10:00 – 12:00
BOAT TRIALS

12:00 – 14:00
LUNCH

12:00 – 14:30
BOAT TRIALS

15:00
HUMAN IMPACT EXPOSURE SESSION

Prof. Steve Myers
University o Chichester
NATO Multi-nation study on human impact exposure onboard high speed boats

CWO-5 Ret. Ronald Carpenter
Ret. Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman 
SWCC Survey on Injuries

Dr. Johan Ullman
University of Gothenburg
Human Impact Exposure Onboard High-Speed Boats – What is Dangerous?

Sven-Åke Eriksson
Research Electronics
Measuring Impact Exposure

Per-Egon Persson
Ullman Controls

Human-Centric Steering Bar Control System

17:00 – 19:00
NETWORKING

19:00
DINNER

Thu. Sep. 2

08:00-09:00
COVID-19 Testing with Travel Certificate
available at Hotel Lobby

08:30
HIGH-SPEED BOAT SESSION

Ruben Kalisvaart
De Haas Shipyard
Designing Fast Interceptors for Modularity

Magnus Thor Jonsson
University of Iceland – Hefring ehf.
Situational Awareness – Key to Safe Operation

Per Wigren
OXE Marine
OXE300 – The Next Level of Technology &
Diesel Outboard Power Step

Guillaume Wies
SILLINGER
Military and Professional boats

Christine Perrot Cornu
SEAir
Designing Flying Boats and Rigid Inflatable Foilers

Andreas Cederquist
Hamilton Jet
USV Ready

Arnoud Straakenbroek
Palfinger Marine Netherlands
Governmental and Professional Boats

Pete Johnson
Suspension Systems Technologies
A Short-travel, Low Friction, Passive Non-Linear Suspension for Absorbing Wave Chatter and Wave Shocks

CLOSING REMARKS

11:00 – 15:00
BOAT TRIALS

12:00 – 14:00
LUNCH

EXHIBITION

OPEN FROM 10:00 – ERIKSBERGSHALLEN

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VENUE

Maskingatan 11, 417 64 Göteborg

Located on the north shore of river Göta älv, Eriksbergshallen and Hotel 11 have a long history of ship-building.

With up to 40 high speed boats docked just outside the modern conference theater and exhibition hall, Eriksberg has proven to be the ideal Venue for the HSBO Forum. It is a central location, a mere 10-minute ferry ride from downtown Gothenburg, and 20 minutes by car from Gothenburg Landvetter Airport (GOT). 

BOAT LOGISTICS

Sjöstadens Varv – Pejlingsgatan 13, 426 76 Västra Frölunda

Sjöstadens Varv will support the HSBO Forum 2021 offering launch and recovery

Official HSBO Partners

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