FV Time Bandit

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The F/V 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. Three of the five Hillstrand brothers make up the six-man crew along with Jonathan's son Scott. The vessel carries 137 pots.


  • Weight: 298 tons
  • Length: 113 feet (34.45 meters)
  • Beam: 28 feet (8.53 meters)
  • Draft: 8 feet (2.44 meters)
  • Cruising Speed: 9 knots
  • Engines: Two 425hp Cummins diesels
  • Props: Two 52x58 prop
  • Hydraulics: Two 125kw auxiliaries
  • Crane: 10 ton 40’ knuckle boom
  • Built in 1991 at the Giddings Boat Yard in Coos Bay[1]

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