Vessel Name: ARGONAUT
Manufacturer: TROJAN Yachts, Lancaster Pennsylvania
Year / Model: 1961 – 346 Sea Breeze Express Cruiser
Radio Call Letters: WM2050
In the spring of 1960, Producers of the hit TV show, “Sea Hunt” placed an order from the TROJAN Boat Company located in Lancaster Pennsylvania for a brand-new custom built 33-foot TROJAN 346 Sea Breeze Express Cruiser. This special yacht was hand crafted exclusively to star alongside the famous actor Mr. Lloyd Bridges who on screen portrayed the worlds favorite underwater action TV star and hero, “Mike Nelson”. This custom-built TROJAN yacht was completed and then was shipped to Hollywood California on September 21, 1960. She featured all the bells and whistles that also included a very special Fly-Bridge from where Mr. Bridges as Mike Nelson would be seen bravely piloting his brave Yacht to his next adventure. ARGONAUT was hand crafted by the talented and respected Amish Ship-wrights who’s reputation for high quality wood working craftsmanship was highly respected by all boat manufactures at the time. ARGONAUT needs attention in areas that are typical of a wooden boat of this age, yet she is all original and in wonderful shape considering her age because, quality lasts forever.
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