Through out the course of filming the 155 episodes, Sea Hunt ran from 1958 to 1961, a total of two boats had the honor of bearing the name “ARGONAUT” on their transom and a third boat was named, the “ARGONAUT II”. The very first boat used was named ARGONAUT and it was featured in season 1 and 2. She was a gorgeous 1957 30 foot Chris Craft. Not 100% sure on the exact details of this wonderful yacht and model. It is seen in some great episodes and also it is the boat that can be seen with Mr Bridges at the end of the show, during the ending credits,
ARGONAUT-1957 Chris Craft. Season 1, 2
Here are some images from of The very first “ARGONAUT”. This Chris Craft was used in the early episodes and was featured as well in the closing credits. Unfortunately this once famous yacht capsized in a storm just off the coast of California in the mid 1970s. I do have a copy of the article written by the boating magazine that reported the sad loss. I am still seeking my copy. When I find it I will post it along with the details. If at any time any one would like to contribute information related to the subject contained within this site. Please feel free to share your information and please stay tuned for many more never before seen images.