We have made many trips in the boat traveling as much as 20 miles or more to the fishing grounds fishing out the day then returning home. Weather and water conditions here can change quickly and a day that starts calm can end stormy with rough water caused by wind, current, and strong tide rips that frequent these waters. The BARTENDER is a good rough water boat. Several times we have traveled out to fish running the boat on plane but came home mushing along at 10 to 12 knots -working our way through some pretty rough stuff to get back to the harbor. The double-ended BARTENDER will handle a following sea with ease. We have spent countless hours trolling in the boat some of the time in strong winds and when trolling downwind the big swells just slide by and the boat tracks straight without any tendency to broach. It is a comfort to be able to trust your boat. George Calkins 19 ft. BARTENDER lives up to the notes George wrote on the construction drawings “For Rough Water Fishing”.
Almost every time we launch the boat someone will come up and compliment us on the looks of the boat and say–isn’t that a “BARTENDER”–now that is a boat!!.”