FV Time Bandit

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Name: Time Bandit
Owner: Andy Hillstrand, Johnathan Hillstrand and Neal Hillstrand
Operator: Andy Hillstrand, Johnathan Hillstrand
Ordered: John Hillstrand Sr.
Builder: Giddings Boat Works, Coos Bay, Oregon
In service: 1991
Homeport: Homer, Alaska
Status: Active
General characteristics
Class & type: Fishing vessel, former Power scow
Tonnage: 298 GT
Length: 113 ft (34 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draft: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Installed power: Two 600 hp Cummins diesels
Propulsion: Two 58 × 55 prop
Speed: 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)
Capacity: 137 pots
Crew: 6
Notes:

Hull and superstructure, black;

trim/wheel house/lettering, white

The FV Time Bandit is a commercial crab fishing vessel co-captained 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.[1] The vessel carries 137 pots.

Crew[edit]

Three of the five Hillstrand brothers make up the six-man crew along with Johnathan's son Scott. Manning the helm are either Johnathan Hillstrand, typically during the King crab season, or Andy Hillstrand, typically during the Opilio crab season, with their youngest brother Neal Hillstrand and Johnathan's son Scott Hillstrand working as deckhands. All three Hillstrand brothers act as mechanics for the boat as well. Additional deckhands include Eddie Uwekoolani Sr., Mike Fourtner, Travis Lofland (originally crew from the FV Wizard - who now also races with the "Time Bandit Offshore Racing Team"), Eddie Uwekoolani Jr., Axel Hillstrand(Neal's son) and Josh Harris (originally of the FV Cornelia Marie). [2]

Justin Tennison, an engineer on the Time Bandit for two seasons, was found dead in a Homer, Alaska, hotel room on February 22, 2011.[3] An autopsy revealed that his death was due to complications related to sleep apnea.

Additional specifications[edit]

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. [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deadliest Catch - Season 2". Discovery Channel. 
  2. ^ "Deadliest Catch - Season 2 and following". Discovery Channel. 
  3. ^ "Deadliest Catch boat crew member found dead". CNN. February 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-24. 
  4. ^ a b "New Power In The Heart of the Beast". Alan Haig-Brown. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  5. ^ "Deadliest Catch - Meet the Men". Discovery Communications, LLC. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  6. ^ List of Deadliest Catch episodes#Specials

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