F/V Time Bandit

F/V Time Bandit .. arrr!

Built here at Giddings in 1991, the Time Bandit has gone on to be one of the more memorable boats featured in the Deadliest Catch.  Every boat we’ve ever built has a story to tell worthy of an epic– maybe only at the dinner table with family & friends or yarned hard at the bar after work when fishing is slow, so it’s nice to see one of our own and her crew telling her story to the world.  Cheers!

Time Bandit Specs

  • Engines: two 425 horsepower (317 kW) Cummins diesels
  • Props: two 52×58 propellers
  • Hydraulics: two 125 kW auxiliaries
  • Crane: 10 ton 40’ knuckle boom

Much thanks to Timebandit.tv for images and help!

P.S. back in ’91 we installed this basic computer system for the Bandit.. keeping it simple for the Hillstrand brothers  :)

Official 'Time Bandit' kebyoard har har har

Official 1991 'Time Bandit' keyboard har har har

Keep Fishing and watch the Avast Key!

Giddings Boat Works

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We have autographed Bering Sea Badass hats - signed by Captain Johnathan and Captain Andy - for $19.99 at shop.timebandit.tv


***AUTOGRAPHED*** Bad Ass Hat
Offiical Website of The Time Bandit Store
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:44 am
Pots ready to be loaded for King Crab Season Oct 2013

Posted: April 17, 2014, 12:04 am
For the 2013-2014 Season, the F/V Time Bandit also welcomed Nick 'Moonbeam' Tokman (formerly known as 'Sunshine') to the crew. Nick is an east coaster - hailing from Massachusetts. Some of you may remember him from his time on the F/V Northwestern.

Posted: April 16, 2014, 10:59 pm
***AUTOGRAPHED BY CAPT ANDY+CAPT JOHNATHAN-Limited Quantity of Men's and Ladies lightweight wind and water resistant jackets available now at http://shop.timebandit.tv/

Posted: April 16, 2014, 1:11 am
We only have two of these left - autographed by both Captain Johnathan and Captain Andy - both size SMALL

***AUTOGRAPHED*** F/V Time Bandit Men's Long Sleeve Shirt Black
Offiical Website of The Time Bandit Store
Posted: April 15, 2014, 9:20 pm

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(Sheryl here) It is finally Time Bandit Tuesday!

While season 10 of Deadliest Catch doesn't premier until next week, tonight on Discovery channel there is an awesome lineup to get us all prepared:
(These times are shown Eastern - please check your local listings for times and channel number in your area):

7pm: Deadliest Catch: Legend of the Time Bandit
- a recap of the engine replacement and boat repairs done in Summer 2013.

8pm: Deadliest Catch: Season 9 Revealed
- all the best events from last season, and shocking new revelations from the brave men who survived them.

10pm: Deadliest Catch: Behind the Lens
- meet the men and women who risk it all to bring this 10-time EMMY award winning show to you.

11pm: Deadliest Catch: Season 9 Revealed (repeat of the 8pm show).

1am: Deadliest Catch: Behind the Lens (repeat of the 10pm show).

2am: Alaskan Monster Hunt: HILLSTRANDED
- join Capt Andy and Capt Johnathan as they hunt for the legendary Lake Iliamna monster!
Posted: April 15, 2014, 7:03 pm
If you missed out this morning on the autographed bombers (we sold out) here's a second chance. We have just added a few more signed by Captain Andy and Captain Johnathan - both red and black but better hurry this is the last of them!

Posted: April 15, 2014, 6:10 pm
Our black bomber jackets - signed by Captain Andy and Captain Johnathan - are available at shop.timebandit.tv while supplies last!

Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:26 pm

The Captains: Then and Now : Discovery Channel
Take a look back at what the Deadliest Catch captains looked like when they first joined the show compared to today.
Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:41 am

Photos of F/V Time Bandit Fan Page
Happy with my TIME BANDIT hat
Posted: April 15, 2014, 1:32 am

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  2. Cndy says:

    I watched the “Time Bandit” show when it was being repaired and realized it was the boat parked at Coos Bay across from the Coast Guard station. We had wind protection while we was CRABBING at the end of the dock. We also had protection from prying eyes when we peed. I love “Deadliest Catch”. It’s even more special now. I’m gonna look at some pics with Time Bandit in the background. We were all so much younger then. Now, It’s a long walk and I use a diper and walk with a cane. Good Times

  3. Cndy says:

    I’m new to this. Is this where the Hillstrands will (maybe) read this? Just want to share some moments of the long ago past.

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