The newest member of the famous BARTENDER family designed by Tad Roberts N.A.
LOA: 21’- 10.5”
Draft: 2’- 5”
LWL: 20’- 2”
Displ: 3600 lbs
Beam: 7’- 4”
HP: 10 to 30
One of the many industries in which the Calkins Bartenders have successfully served over the past fifty years is commercial fishing. Although originally designed to be fast planing boats, many Bartenders were loaded heavily and operated slowly and safely in rough sea conditions at displacement speeds while trolling for salmon. None are known to have been lost. To refine this successful application and develop a true displacement vessel based on the Bartender we looked to Canadian naval architect Tad Roberts of Gabriola Island, BC. In the TimberCoast Troller Tad has created an exceptionally seaworthy small cruising vessel which will safely, comfortably, and economically carry a small crew on an extended voyage. The pedigree of this capable and compact vessel boasts a strong combination of proven NW designs – the Bartender and the traditional salmon troller.
Tad Roberts on hull form: “In shaping the hull of the TimberCoast 22 I kept the original Bartender form in mind but included additional criteria. While maintaining the seaworthiness of the older sibling, the new boat is to be more fuel efficient at low speed. She had to be visually similar to her older (and faster) sister, but I wanted the longest possible waterline to reduce wavemaking and form drag. She needed to be simple to build while being hydrodynamically suited to low speed efficiency. The final key operational requirement is excellent controllability at low speed, cruising, trolling, and maneuvering, without the flightiness of a planning hull.
The TimberCoast incorporates shorter overhangs than the Bartender hulls, which increases waterline length. Her sheer and topside flair are similar to Bartenders, but her full length deep keel is a distinct departure. Her hull is veed throughout its length to place the engine and tanks low (mostly below WL). With the ability to cruise all summer on one tank of fuel, the Timbercoast is an open water capable mini distance cruiser.”
More info here: TimberCoast Info.pdf