The HSBO Forum 

is a by-invitation-only conference gathering High Speed Boat professionals from around the world. Highly competent 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.


Hotel 11 and Eriksbergshallen, Gothenburg, Sweden


5-7 June, 2018 Tuesday to Thursday

HSBO 2018 in numbers

370 Delegates from 31 Countries, representing Navy, Coast Guard, Police, Sea Rescue, Special Forces, Scientists and Industry. 34 State-of-the-art High Speed Craft will be available for test drives in open waters. 

This makes the 14-year anniversary of the HSBO Forum, the largest ever. Further fortifying the position of the HSBO as the world leading venue for professionals in the field of high speed boat operations. 

Keynote Speakers

Rear Admiral 
Jens Nykvist

Chief of Swedish Navy

Welcome address - Current development in the Nordic region

Vice Admiral
Sousa Pereira

General Commander of Portuguese Maritime Police

The Portuguese Maritime Police Participation in Frontex Operations

High Speed Boats available for

open Sea trials

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Alamarin A25 ACU Controls


Aluventure 11000XE Twin Oxe Diesel

470 Black Bird RFB

C-950D Special Operations Boats

C-1100 SOF RHIB - Triple inboard.

NorthShore Burly

WASP 1200 Prototype

FC1 Simulator

Airdrop M12 Hardtop



JFD SEAL Carrier - Surface
Semi-Submerged and Submerged.

900 Interceptor

 Munin 1200 Twin Jet ROV

Munin S-1200 Open

Marathon 900 RHIB-D

Magnum 850 Twin Jet

Pro 740 Combat


Leiftur 1100

Raven Sport RIB

Raven Commercial RIB

Safe at Sea

Traning Boat small 7.5m - Fat Boy

Traning Boat Large - Natt

Rescue 75


13m "Nunya" Interceptor

WING 4.2

WING 5.8

Swedish Sea Rescue


Tactical Watercraft Large

Tactical Watercraft Small

Swedish Pilot boat

Preliminary Programme

Scientific Presentations in Conference Theater

Mon. June 4



Collect your badge in the lobby of Hotell 11

17:30 – 19:00

Welcome Reception

Join us at the East Indiaman Gotheborg, moored in front of the conference.

Tue. June 5

08:00 – 10:00


Collect your badge in the lobby of Hotell 11

10:00 – 11:00

Keynote Session

RADM Jens Nykvist – Chief of Swedish Navy
Current developments in the Nordic region 

Johan Carlsson – VP & CTO Volvo Penta
Welcome Address

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

11:15 – 12:00

Risk Management

Peter Dredge
Surviving a bad crash at 70+kts

Johan Ullman – HSBO Pro
Multi Agency Study on Human Impact Exposure at Sea

Andreas Isaksson – Spectre Marine
How to trial and evaluate high-speed boats for professional use

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch at RIVER

13:30 – 14:30

Boat Presentations

All boats available for on-water trials will be briefly presented by their respective representative. 

14:30 – 15:30

Setting Requirements

James Wilton – Ret AUS SASR 
How to define requirements for High Speed Craft

SGT Jason Readdy – AUS DoD SOCOMD
Requirements for next generation RHIBs

LTCDR Tony Pearson RNZN Royal New Zealand Navy 
Requirements for new High-Speed boats.

Bård Eker – Eker Design 
User-integrated design process of multi purpose Hydrolift MP42

15:30 – 18:00

Boat trials

17:30 – 19:30





River resturant on the pier

08:00 – 09:00

Researching Shock & Vibration 

Doug Reynolds – University of Nevada
Lab testing of suspension seats.

Prof. Mats Ericson – Convenor of the ISO/SC4/WG18
Present status on the work on a ISO-standard for laboratory evaluation of marine seat shock isolation

Prof. Cameron R. ‘Dale’ Bass – Duke University 
New standard – Changing the scope for regulation

Carl Magnus Ullman – Ullman Dynamics
How to get cockpits fit for task – From specification to implementation

09:15 – 10:00


Lars – German Armed Forces
General Challenges with Military Boat Operations

S Wallace & J Kilburn – RNLI
Night Time SAR Operations

Rosita Kjellberg – Gothenburg Pilots
Operator Training and Compliant Boarding

10:00 – 12:30

Boat trials

12:15 – 14:00


River restaurant on the pier

14:00 – 14:45


Capt. Andrew Moll – MAIB 
High Speed craft accidents: the impact on crew & passengers

Rikard Sahl – Swedish Accident Investigation Authority
Lessons learned from Accident investigation

Patrik Jönsson – Swedish Transport Agency 
Registering injury data from HS Craft accidents

15:00 – 15:30

Working Conditions

Dr. Jaap Boreel – RNLN
Medical challenges in the HS boat world

Pahansen de Alwis – KTH
Evaluating working conditions on High-Performance Boats

15:30 – 18:00

Boat trials

17:30 – 19:30





River resturant on the pier

Wed. June 6

Thu. June 7

08:15 – 09:15


Sven-Åke Eriksson – MAREC
Measuring Impacts on High Speed Craft

Ola Oskarsson – MMT
Making the sea Transparent

Harald Nilsonne – Seacross
GPS-denied Navigation

Anders Höfnell – Lloyd’s Register
THE GREY CODE – safety assurance of small boats in military service

09:30 – 10:00


Björn Jónsson – Rafnar
Taking to the Waves – Slamming Reduction and Operator Monitoring : Iceland’s ÖK Hull and Hefring Marine

Miika Tammi – Boomeranger
Lessons Learned: Design,
Production and Delivery of an 11m Aerial Delivery RHIB in 12 months.

10:00 – 12:15

Boat trials

12:00 – 13:30


River restaurant on the pier

13:30 – 15:00

Boat tials

15:00 – 15:30

Closing Session

Closing Remarks
Feedback and suggestions for HSBO 2020. 

Technical Presentations

Conference Room 34 – above the exhibition area in Eriksbergshallen


09:00 – 10:00

Maarten van Donselaar – Cruden
Fast Craft Simulator, technicalities based on training needs analysis

Bruno Tideman – Tideman Boats 
Pros and Cons with HDPE in Hull Construction

Richard Gramser – Stormer Marine 
& Arjen Barentse – D-Torque
Rescue 75 Twin D-Torque

Andreas Dahlgren – Profjord
High-Speed Cavitation-Free Sea Chest Inlet Design

14:00 – 15:00

Volvo Penta

Michel Saxlund – Norsafe
History of the Munin

Miika Tammi – Boomeranger Boats
Lessons Learned: Design, Production and Delivery of an 11m Aerial Delivery RHIB in 12 months.

Fredrik von Heland – Marell Boats
How to get better performance without stepped hulls. 


08:15 – 09:15

Bjørn Foss – Jatronic
Customised Intercom, Push-To-Talk and more

Michael Mathias – Ophardt Maritime
The Future of Robotic Welding for the Marine Industry

Alf Fjelldahl – Burly Boats
Boats of Polyethyelene

Paul De Salve – Couach
The 1200 Wasp – High Speed Platform

09:15 – 10:00

Martin Bowden – Alamarin Jet
Dynamic positioning, ROVs & Joystick Control

Toni Bakken – AluVenture Boats
Get to know our Full Range of Craft. 

Joel Reid – COX Powertrain
The future of Diesel Ouboards




Maskingatan 11, 417 64 Göteborg

Located on the north shore of river Göta älv, Eriksbergshallen and Hotel11 have a long history of ship-building. With up to 40 high speed boats moored 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). 

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