Welcome to highspeedcraft.org
The material and downloads provided via this website are developed by STR, 20KTS+ and a number of other contributors
This website supports the HSC community by focussing on Human Centred Design (HCD) and Human Factors Engineering (HFE)
To enhance both performance and safety – whilst protecting health and reducing the risk of injury
About the HSC HFE Design Guides
The original and new supplement
The original High Speed Craft (HSC) Human Factors Engineering (HFE) Design Guide was published in 2008 and won the Seawork International Innovation Showcase award for the Vessel Design & Construction category. Subsequently it has gone on to become a standard reference for HSC design and procurement..
In the seven years since it’s release the development of science and technology relating to HSC design and operation has continued at a rapid pace. Therefore it has been possible to develop a supplement to the original Guide to disseminate current best-practice to enhance HSC performance and safety.
The aim of the Guide is to be a practical reference for Designers to use as they develop new HSC and retro-fit systems in existing / legacy HSC. We welcome feedback on the original Guide, and this supplement, so as to continue its future development to support the HSC Community.
Dr Trevor Dobbins
STResearch (STR), UK