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‑ 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.  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


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

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We pride ourselves in providing top quality steel work and have been building and repairing commercial fishing vessels since 1979.

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63106 Troller Road
Charleston, Oregon 97420
Phone: 541-888-4712
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