The 7th HSBO Forum will be held in Lisbon on May 4-6 2015

The 7th HSBO Forum will be held in Lisbon on May 4-6 2015

HSBO Forum a by invitation only conference gathering High Speed Boat professionals from 30 countries 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 trialling at open sea.


Champalimaud Center for the Unknown - Charles Correa | Lisboa, Portugal Champalimaud 49_900

HSBO 2015 is organised in cooperation with the Portuguese Navy & Maritime Authority.
It will be held at the Champalimaud Foundation Conference Center in the Algés Marina in Lisbon, Portugal.

Translators and translations will available for
Spanish, Portuguese, French and Italian

Delegates and Presenters at HSBO are Operators, Purchasing officials and Writers of Specs, Medical staff and Health officials, Scientists and Legislators, Naval Architects and Boat builders, etc.

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

Presentations will be brief, 15 minutes — Focused on practical solutions – and presented so that everyone will learn something useful form each one.  Welcome topics are:

Acquisition procedures and experiences, Active and passive ride control, Amphibious planing craft, Armament of High Speed Boats, Counter piracy operations, Crew and passenger training, Drug-run interception, High Speed Boat Human factors, High Speed Capsize Events, Impact induced injuries & prevention, Impact measurement – means & methods, Interceptors & Interception, Launch and recovery, Maritime counter terrorism, New boat and hull designs, Night-time operations, Nocturnal navigation, Non-compliant boarding, Non-lethal enforcement, Prevention of accidents, Regulatory issues and legislation, Remote control and USVs, Rescue & boarding equipment, Tactical operations & planning, “Open topics”

Request a Berth on the Dock to bring a boat – boats@hsbo.org

Offer to give a Presentation at HSBO Forum 2015 presenter@hsbo.org

Lisbon Atlantic Endurance ChallengeLAEC2

A number of boats will run “together” from Lorient in France to Lisbon in Portugal the week before HSBO 2015.
The Endurance Challenge is not a race. The main object is endurance testing and benchmarking of professional boats and crews.

It will start on Sunday April 26 and reach Algés Marina in Lisbon on Saturday May 2.

The total distance of 950 Nm is planned with 6 day-legs of up to 180 Nm and one lay day. Boats will be monitored for position, speed, heading and impact exposure on hulls and humans.

For more information – and to submit your interest in participating, send an email it to challenge@hsbo.org 

More information see Link offshore-endurance-challenges.org

Preliminary Program

  • May 4
  • 09.30 – 10.30 Registration
  • 10.30 – 12.45 Presentations
  • 13.45 – 14.00 Lunch
  • 14.00 – 16.00 Presentations
  • 16.00 – 18.30 Boat trials
  • 18.30 – 20.00 Networking
  • 20.00 – 22.00 Dinner
  • May 5
  • 09.00– 11.30 Presentations
  • 11.30 – 13.15 Boat trials
  • 13.15 – 14.45 Lunch
  • 14.45 – 17.00 Presentations
  • 17.00 – 18.30 Boat trials
  • 18.30 – 20.00 Networking
  • 20.00 – 22.00 Dinner
    • May 6
    • 09.00– 11.30 Presentations
    • 11.30 – 13.30 Boat trials
    • 13.15 – 14.45 Lunch
    • 14.30 – 16.00 Presentations
    • 16.00 – 18.00 Boat trials

All boat trials will be video taped and photographers will be present throughout the HSBO Forum

Topics HSBO 2015

  • Acquisition procedures and experiences
  • Active and passive ride control
  • Amphibious planing craft
  • Armament of High Speed Boats
  • Counter piracy operations
  • Crew and passenger training
  • Drug-run interception
  • High Speed Boat Human factors
  • High Speed Capsize Events
  • Impact induced injuries & prevention
  • Impact measurement – means & methods
  • Interceptors & Interception
    • Launch and recovery
    • Maritime counter terrorism
    • New boat and hull designs
    • Night-time operations
    • Nocturnal navigation
    • Non-compliant boarding
    • Non-lethal enforcement
    • Prevention of accidents
    • Regulatory issues and legislation
    • Remote control and USVs
    • Rescue & boarding equipment
    • Tactical operations & planning

Recommended Hotels:

Vila Galé Ópera
Download Hotel reservation form here

Residencial Setubalense
Promo code: Champalimaud

More information (PDF)
HSBO 2015 Portugal Español
HSBO 2015 Portugal English
HSBO 2015 Portugal Portuguese