Deadliest Catch Updates 2019: Why isn't the FV Time Bandit on Deadliest Catch? Is Time Bandit for sale?

Caption : The Time Bandit

Wondering why the Time Bandit isn't on Deadliest Catch? Well, the Time Bandit is on sale! The Hillstrand brothers are selling the legendary Deadliest Catch vessel for nearly $3 million. Read on for more updates on the Deadliest Catch cast.

Why isn't Time Bandit on Deadliest Catch? Is Time Bandit for sale?

The Time Bandit is on sale

A real life Deadliest Catch vessel is now available for purchase...for the small amount of nearly $3 million! The Time Bandit, which debuted on Deadliest Catch in Season 2, is on sale for a whopping $2,888,888 million. The vessel has been listed for sale at Dock Street Brokers. 

The time Bandit was built in 1991 by Giddings Boat Works and is 113 foot long. It's refurbished fish holds can hold 175, 000 pounds of crab and 365, 000 pounds of salmon. The listing says the Time Bandit has an approximate fuel capacity of 20,000 gallon.

The description reads, “Slattery 5-ton and 2-ton articulating deck cranes. Complete deck setup for crab and tendering. Full electronics package, updated galley, (10) berths and (4) staterooms. Many recent upgrades.”

Hillstrand Brothers put the Time Bandit on sale

The Hillstrand brothers

One of the most distinguished vessels on the show, the Time Bandit appeared on television for the first time in 2006, during Season 2, captained by the Hillstrand brothers, Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand.

The vessel was seen in most seasons of the Discovery series up until the Hillstrand brothers left the Deadliest Catch cast at the end of Season 13. Johnathan usually captained the vessel during the King Crab season while Andy helmed the ship during the Opilio crab season. 

The brothers were joined by their younger brother, Neal, who served as engineer. Neal's sons, Axel and Phillip Hillstrand, helped out as deckhands.

As fans may know, Neal is currently in the middle of divorce proceedings with his wife. According to TMZ, Neal has agreed to write a check to his estranged wife, Sugayle Marie Hillstrand, if the brothers ever sell the Time Bandit. Neal has one third ownership of the vessel and will hand over $10,000 to his wife if the boat is ever sold.

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