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BARTENDER, first used for U.S. Coast Guard service in the Pacific NW over
40 years ago, is a practical, safe, and economical rough water boat which
has been recognized worldwide for use recreationally and in a variety of
including the Alaska Oil Industry and Australian Surf Patrol.
exceptional seaworthiness that the BARTENDER exhibits is the result of the
following three components of the design:
A balanced hull with engine placement near the center of buoyancy.
A light and seaworthy double-ended stern which lifts to following
Dory flare to the hull sides and ends producing reserve buoyancy unheard of
in modern production boats.
designer George Calkins combined these ingredients (and a great deal of
style) to produce a unique boat design that continues to appeal to
discriminating rough water boat enthusiasts worldwide.
If you consider extreme seaworthiness
and classic appearance among the top attributes of a boat design
then consider a BARTENDER – a serious offshore boat that will bring you
BARTENDER BOATS LLC supplies complete building plans and instructions for
all the BARTENDER models - 19’ through 29’.
You will see photos and
descriptions of boats built by Bartender Boats here and on other websites.
currently do not keep a shop or build boats. We
supply plans so you can build your own boat or have someone else build it
for you. We would like to see you in the boat of your dreams so please let
us know if we can help you begin your journey with a set of plans.
Yahoo BARTENDER discussion forum online to see more photos, information, and be involved in
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26'+ Cruiser built by Toby Klassen
Plans with Full Size Patterns
now have full size frame patterns available for the 19', 20.5', and 22'
TimberCoast 22 is the newest member of the BARTENDER family -- a capable
and efficient long range mini-cruiser.
here for details on the TimberCoast
22' BARTENDER piloted by George Calkins
20.5' Prairie Puffin built by Ron Zwicker
26' Storm Crow built by Lee Baxter
20' cuddy built by Dave Nussbaumer