We are proud to present this page dedicated to another, well-known, recognized and beloved American hero, Mr. Rod Serling. Mr. Serling is best remembered as the Creator and Host of the hit TV show, “The Twilight Zone“. He and his lovely wife Mrs. Carolyn K. Serling were fans of TROJAN boats. During a conversation she and I had, Mrs. Serling shared with me that her late husband was very fond of this 18-foot TROJAN Sea Bee. She conversed with me that this Day Cruiser was used many times by her and her late husband when boating on the lakes of Interlaken, New York as a family. Mr. Serling enjoyed this little Sea Bee for the rest of his life.
I was in communication with Mrs. Serling because we were both trying to figure out a way for me to purchase and transport Mr. Serling’s boat from New York to California. Our goal was for me to purchase this 18-foot TROJAN Sea Bee owned by Mr. Serling and use it as a dingy for the 33-foot TROJAN used in Sea Hunt by Mr. Bridges. Mrs. Serling loved the idea and was hoping that I could make it all possible. Sadly, I was unable to acquire it due to the logistics issue. I still have the copy of the registration and signed bill of sale that Mrs. Serling sent me that I will share soon.
Sea Hunt Producers Frederick Ziv and Ivan Tors were very close friends with “The Twilight Zone” creator, Rod Serling. All these gentlemen were at the time and still are even more today, highly respected writers and TV producers among their peers. When Sea Hunt producers began considering which of the many boat manufacturers would be commissioned to hand craft a custom built, brand new, state of the art ARGONAUT. This modern age yacht was to be featured in the up-coming Season four episodes of the hit show. Mrs. Serling told me that is was very likely that the TROJAN Boat Company located in Lancaster Pennsylvania was recommended to Sea Hunt producers by her late husband because it would look great on screen due to the quality in craftsmanship, sleek design and was what she called, “A good bang for the buck”. Please enjoy these wonderful pictures sent to me by the late Mrs. Carolyn K. Serling. I still have about a handful of remaining images that I will post soon.