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Passagemaker Take-Apart

Passagemaker Take-Apart

Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults, and it "nests" to take up less space. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully. A smooth glide when rowing,...

Kits from $1449.00
Plans from $99.00

Expedition Wherry

Expedition Wherry

This fast, shapely wherry is intended for serious sliding-seat rowers who are looking for open-water ability and enough payload for camp-cruising.A "wherry" is a pulling boat that falls somewhere between the needle-thin racing shells and wide,...

Kits from $1399.00
Plans from $110.00

Eastport Nesting Pram

Eastport Nesting Pram

"Dinghy" is derived from an old Hindi word for a sailing or rowing passenger vessel.  In English, a dinghy is a small rowing and sailing boat, often (but not necessarily) serving as a tender to a mother ship. At Chesapeake Light Craft,...

Kits from $1125.00
Plans from $89.00

Eastport Pram

Eastport Pram

The Eastport Pram, with more than 800 built, is one of the most popular small dinghies in the world.  Classic good looks, stand-out performance, and ease of construction are hallmarks of this John C. Harris design. Now in production for ten...

Kits from $1050.00
Plans from $69.00

Annapolis Wherry Tandem

Annapolis Wherry Tandem

The challenge with the Annapolis Wherry Tandem was to retain the essential qualities of its famous predecessor, the Annapolis Wherry.  Known all over the world for its perfect, quiet elegance, the Annapolis Wherry is one of the most popular...

Kits from $1525.00
Plans from $105.00

Jimmy Skiff

Jimmy Skiff

Before the advent of the outboard motor, rowing/sailing skiffs were common on Chesapeake Bay. They were used for crabbing, fishing, transporting goods, and enjoying summer evenings with a friend. Many local kids could row their dad's skiff long...

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Plans from $59.00

Oxford Shell

Oxford Shell

   The Oxford Shell is a swift, smooth running "recreational" shell suitable for all skill levels. The narrow hard-chine hull provides speed and good initial stability in a shape that's easy to build. Whether you're just learning how to...

Kits from $925.00
Plans from $59.00

Passagemaker Standard

Passagemaker Standard

Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults, and it "nests" to take up less space. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully. A smooth glide when rowing, spirited...

Kits from $1399.00
Plans from $99.00

Skerry

Skerry

Easy to build, easy to row, and easy to sail – the Skerry is a truly versatile boat, and a pretty one, too.The Skerry design combines elements of traditional working craft of the British Isles and Scandinavia, with a little bit of American...

Kits from $1449.00
Plans from $89.00

Northeaster Dory

Northeaster Dory

A dory is a lot of boat for the money, which explains the enduring popularity of the type going  back 150 years or more.  Relatively few planks means less construction work.  The narrow waterline results in a fast hull under sail or...

Kits from $1599.00
Plans from $99.00

Bevin's Skiff

Bevin's Skiff

Designed in 1997 by Joe Youcha and his team at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, Bevin's Skiff has become a mainstay of amateur boat building.  This good old skiff is a decent boat that can be built almost anywhere; one that...

from $549.25