Response Boat Expo & Conference is Going West Coast

August 14-16, 2023

Join your customers, colleagues and counterparts at the first west coast program dedicated to all things response boats. From Department of Defense to Department of Homeland Security to police, fire, and EMS.  

Exciting and Impactful Agenda In Store for 2023

For 2023, we have designed the agenda to be impactful, informative and interactive, culminating in actionable knowledge, initiatives and meaningful action.

Here is just a few of the new features:

Work Groups:  RBX will be hosting a series of work groups throughout the program designed to bring groups of our participants together to discuss critical topics and provide recommendations and ideas.  A facilitator will lead the discussion and make notes of the findings which they will share (attributed or anonymous) to the entire program at the end of the last day.  These findings will also be distributed to all participants after the program to share with their colleagues and leadership after the program.  These work groups and findings will help drive the mission of the Response Boat Expo and Conference to lead and impact the response boat community in a positive and impactful way.

Advancement in Boat Technology, Design and Materials Presentation:  These sessions will showcase the latest and greatest the response boat industry have to offer.  There will be up to 8 presentations by our best in class exhibitors allowing solutions and product providers to inform and engage with potential end users.

More On-water Demonstration Opportunities: All participants will have an opportunity to demo the latest and greatest vessels the industry has to offer on all three days of the program with a dedicated demo day on August 14 and shuttles to the Marina on August 15 and 16.

Benefits of co-location Maritime Security West:  Joining the two program will allow attendees access to more sessions that has wider application to their missions as maritime responders and operators.  For exhibitors, the co-location will allow exhibitors to meet more of their target audience in one place.


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On Water

Demo boats and technologies in their operating environment. Take boat rides on demo day and experience their capabilities. There is no better way to educate yourself on the products than experiencing it first hand.

Demo Schedule Coming

In Hall

Make the most of your time and energy by placing your company and solutions in front of professionals who are serious about their missions in vessel acquisitions, operations and maintenance.

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In Sessions

Hear from government, military and industry leaders about trends, challenges and best practices in vessel acquisitions, operations and maintenance.


Draft Agenda Coming Soon

A Few of our 2022 Attendees and Exhibitors


  • ADS, Inc.
  • Airship AI
  • Allsalt Maritime
  • Amentum Services, Inc.
  • Anchor Innovation, Inc.
  • Armor Marine
  • Australian Border Force
  • Charleston Police Dept.
  • Chesapeake Fire Dept.
  • Chesapeake Police Dept.
  • Chesapeake Police Dive Team
  • Chesterfield County Fire and EMS
  • City of Virginia Beach
  • David Clark Company Inc.
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency
  • Driveline Service of Portland
  • Fairlead
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Furuno USA, Inc.
  • Future Defense USA Inc.
  • Getac
  • Gibbs & Cox, Inc.
  • HamiltonJet
  • Hampton Police Division
  • Hefring ehf.
  • Henrico Police Dept.
  • Hensoldt Inc.
  • Humphree USA Inc
  • Iguana Pro USA
  • Innovative Signal Analysis
  • Inventech Marine Solutions-Life Proof Boats
  • Jenoptik
  • Jet Dock Systems, Inc.


  • Joint Task Force North
  • Kraft Power
  • Laborde Products
  • Lake Assault Boats
  • Lifesaving Systems Corporation
  • Mack Boring
  • Marine Sonic Technology
  • Marlin Marine
  • Metal Shark Boats
  • MetalCraft Marine
  • Moore Heavy Hauling
  • Motorola Solutions
  • National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office
  • National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy
  • Nobeltec
  • Norfolk Fire Rescue
  • Norfolk Police Dept. Harbor Patrol
  • North River Boats
  • Ocean Craft Marine
  • Ocean Power Technologies
  • OXE Marine Inc.
  • Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
  • Port of Jacksonville
  • Port of Virginia
  • QPI
  • RHOTHETA International Inc.
  • SAFE Boats International
  • Savox Communications
  • Sea Machines
  • Silver Ships, Inc.
  • Spotter Global


  • SSR Engineering
  • Surface Navy Association
  • Teledyne FLIR
  • Terma Inc
  • Tideman Boats US
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Coast Guard Sector Virginia
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. C.B.P. Air and Marine Operations
  • U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Dept. of Homeland
  • U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command
  • U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC)
  • U.S. Navy Combatant Craft Division
  • U.S. Navy PMS300
  • U.S. Navy Small Boat Program
  • U.S. Navy War College
  • U.S. Navy (NECC)
  • Virginia Beach EMS Marine Rescue Team
  • Virginia Beach Fire Dept.
  • Virginia Beach Police Dept.
  • Virginia Dept. Wildlife Resources
  • Virginia Marine Police
  • Volvo Penta
  • Willard Marine Inc.
  • Windward US
  • Zodiac of North America



Book your booth early and save $250!  All booths come complete with three all access passes, carpet, table, chairs, electricity and wifi.

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Registration is Now Open

Complimentary Registration for all Active Duty U.S. Military (Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps), Law Enforcement, First Responders and Government Employees. Low cost registration for all private organizations and individuals.

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