High Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) 2021 Recap

Setup of HSBO

This biennially event, HSBO, 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.

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Ullman’s Approach to Get Cockpits Fit for Task

Ullman at HSBO

CEO Carl Magnus Ullman from Ullman Dynamics gave an impressive scientifically based presentation on the HSBO 2018 about the importance of mitigation seats in combination with consoles.

Preventing injuries is the ultimate goal.

The outcome of their thorough research applies to us all, whether you are a pro or a pleasure boater, tall or small.

I’m nearly 2 m and weigh about 96 kg and I must say that during all my testing of motorboats I never encountered a “body safe” place behind the console. Mass production has the upper hand.

Ullman Dynamics range @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable boat
Ullman Dynamics range 2022

No wonder why their product stands out of the competition and I’m not just saying that because they’re a Friend of RIBs ONLY.

They are scientifically proven to provide better shock mitigation than any other seats. That’s why their product sets the ultimate benchmark and the standard.

I know for certain that some of you here know how important serious seats are for the health on short but especially on long term and being able to perform the job in rough seas, day after day. Sometimes at high speeds…

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GEMINI’s Best Selling RIB: WR880

GEMINI's Best Selling RIB: WR880 @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
GEMINI’s Best Selling RIB: WR880 @ RIBs ONLY – Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat

The Patrol-, Rescue-, Leisure- or Commercial- … the International best selling model is the @geminimarineboats WR880 according to GEMINI Marine.

“It has proven itself time and time again with our loyal customer base.”

As you can see in the photos, the layout is designed for the special purposes.

Proud to share that novi marine and GEMINI Marine are good Friends of RIBs ONLY.

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Two RIBs at the Boca Raton Inlet (USA)

A MilPro and a big Sacs RIB navigate at the Boca Raton Inlet is located on the East Coast of Florida 24 miles south of West Palm Beach and 16 miles north of Ft. Lauderdale near Intracoastal.

The skipper of the Milpro seems confident and masters the waves in a calm and well-thought-out manner.

Thanks to Boat Zone.

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Jersey Lifeboat Association Rescue GEMINI RIB

The Jersey Lifeboat Association have the fastest Rescue RIB in the British Isles by Berthon RIBs: the GEMINI WR880 (video by novi marine).

This is a video of the second sea trial for the custom-built GEMINI RIB where they test out the onboard electronics.

Proud to share that GEMINI is good a Friend of RIBs ONLY a well as Ullman Dynamics.

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RNLI – Float to Live – Dave and Brian’s Story

Do you know which five-letter word could save your life? Float.

When fishermen Dave and Brian fell into the water by a wave that hit the boat from behind, this five-letter word helped save their lives.

And this is why you and all your passengers always should wear lifejackets to help you and them to keep afloat.

I want to express my absolute respect for the RNLI that went out that night to save both men and getting them home alive.

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GEMINI WR880 – Jersey Lifeboat Association by Berthon RIBs

First sea trial for the custom-built rescue RIB by Berthon for the Jersey Lifeboat Association, Juli 2021. Achieving a speed of 50+ knots.

On the water, these stepped-volume monohull RIBs are unsurpassed for soft ride, dryness, safe predictable handling and the feeling of invincibility.

Check out more Gemini videos here on RIBsONLY.com.

Proud to share that GEMINI is good a Friend of RIBs ONLY a well as Ullman Dynamics.

Spec of the ‘regular” GEMINI WR880

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10 m Naiad RIB Marine Rescue

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10 m Naiad Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB)

This 10 m Naiad Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) is part of the Marine Rescue NSW Broken Bay unit, covering a large area of waterways between Cape Three Points to Long Reef in Sydney’s north.

The shipyard developed the world’s first removable fendering system for ease of repair and maintenance.

It was the first to design cabin structures for inflatable vessels to provide protection from the elements.

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