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The Bartender design was developed by George Calkins in north western USA in 1950s and brought to Australia. A very tough and seaworthy rescue, fishing, ski and cruising boat They came in 19ft 22ft. 26 ft 30ft and larger.

Ian Walker has a 19' Bartender that was used by the Victorian Police (either VP01 or VP02). He would like further information on his boat.

He also advises that he is forming the Bartenderboat Historical Society Australia Inc (an Association) and would like to make contact with anyone who has a bartender or who has some knowledge on Bartenders in Australia or elsewhere.

Contact Ian Walker
0422951098 ph/fax 03 9457 2951
PO Box 5211 Heidelberg West MDC 3081

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