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F/V Time Bandit

One of the most popular boats on the Deadliest Catch, we at Giddings Boatworks are proud to say, “It was built by Giddings”.

The F/V Time Bandit is a commercial crab fishing vessel co&#8209captained by brothers Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand. It is featured on the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch. The Time Bandit is a 113-foot house aft boat owned by the Hillstrand brothers that was designed by the Hillstrands’ father. The five men helped custom-build the boat’s interior, including some comforts unheard of in a crab boat: a four-man sauna, state rooms with queen-size beds and a dishwasher. The vessel carries 137 pots.
–Courtesy of Wikipedia


  • Year of Construction: 1991
  • Engines: Two 600 HP (450 kW) Cummins QSK19 Diesels
  • Props: Two 58×55 propellers
  • Hydraulics: Two 125 kW auxiliaries
  • Crane: 10 ton 40′ Knuckle Boom
  • Hull Construction: Steel
  • Length: 100.0′
  • Breadth: 28.0′
  • Depth: 8.0′
  • Gross Tonnage: 188
  • Net Tonnage: 127

The engine and prop upgrades were detailed in a special episode of Deadliest Catch about the history of the Time Bandit on April 16, 2013

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