These sea kayaks are for covering ground and carrying payloads, the mountain bikes of the sea kayak world.  They have comfortable cockpits with plenty of legroom and big storage compartments.  You can carry maybe 50 pounds in a heavy backpack on land;  all of these sea kayaks can carry 100 pounds or more for camping trips.  We hear of CLC kayaks traversing the length of the Sea of Cortez and going deep into Alaska.

For all the cruising capability, we don't believe in sacrificing speed.  All of these kayaks have above-average cruising speeds.

Chesapeake 17

Chesapeake 17

More than 7000 Chesapeake-series kits have been shipped over the last 16 years. An enduring favorite among paddlers, the award-winning Chesapeakes are the gold standard for build-it-yourself sea kayaks. They are easy to build but...

Kits from $1050.00
Plans from $69.00

Chesapeake 16

Chesapeake 16

  More than 7000 Chesapeake-series kits have been shipped over the last 16 years. An enduring favorite among paddlers, the award-winning Chesapeakes are the gold standard for build-it-yourself sea kayaks. They are easy to build but handsome...

Kits from $1025.00
Plans from $69.00

Chesapeake 18

Chesapeake 18

More than 7000 Chesapeake-series kits have been shipped over the last 16 years. An enduring favorite among paddlers, the award-winning Chesapeakes are the gold standard for build-it-yourself sea kayaks. They are easy to build but...

Kits from $1050.00
Plans from $69.00

Expedition Single

Expedition Single

With the same cross section and similar profile shape as the Guillemot, the Expedition Single has many of the same handling characteristics as the shorter Guillemot. The length of the Expedition Single provides volume for gear and efficient long...

Kits from $1675.00
Plans from $100.00

CLC Kayak/Canoe SailRig

CLC Kayak/Canoe SailRig

Kayaks are so easily driven that the urge to equip them for sailing must be as old as kayaks themselves. This neat trimaran-conversion kit, first introduced in 1995, has been built in vast numbers. Read this article for the entire 17-year...

Kits from $1425.00
Plans from $69.00

Shearwater Double

Shearwater Double

  Doubles can be big, like our voluminous Chesapeake Double, or they can be small, like our handy-but-compact Wood Duck Double.  How could we create a double kayak that combined the speed of a longer sea kayak with the convenience of a...

Kits from $1449.00
Plans from $99.00

Chesapeake Double

Chesapeake Double

  The success of the proven Chesapeake hull shape led quickly to demands for similar tandem and three-person designs. The Chesapeake Double and Triple are high-volume touring boats, with a 700lb payload that belies their surprising speed....

Kits from $1325.00
Plans from $69.00

Chesapeake Triple

Chesapeake Triple

The success of the proven Chesapeake hull shape led quickly to demands for similar tandem and three-person designs. The Chesapeake Double and Triple are high-volume touring boats, with a 700lb payload that belies their surprising speed. Even...

Kits from $1375.00
Plans from $69.00

Guillemot Double

Guillemot Double

  This design is an adaptation of Nick's successful Guillemot design features to a tandem kayak. It is a roomy, stable and comfortable boat. Nick drew the stern to easily accept a rudder but it is not required. The cockpits are quite far...

Kits from $1999.00
Plans from $105.00

Great Auk 17

Great Auk 17

  The Great Auk is a roomy, fast and stable kayak and tracks very straight. The long water line and clean entry permits it to cut through the water with a barely visible wake. The flared bow gives a very dry ride, lifting over most waves...

Kits from $1599.00
Plans from $90.00

Great Auk Double

Great Auk Double

By stretching out the Great Auk, Nick has created a tandem sea kayak that will be comfortable for occasional paddlers while providing an efficient and capable boat for a pair of skilled kayakers. The long waterline allows a couple of strong...

Kits from $1999.00
Plans from $105.00

High-Capacity Great Auk

High-Capacity Great Auk

If you are going on a months-long tour up the Inside Passage you might want to carry a lot of supplies. This is the kayak to do it. It has the capacity to carry a large load efficiently. It is stable enough to be rigged with a small sail.This boat...

Kits from $1950.00
Plans from $105.00

Nautiraid Folding Kayaks

Nautiraid Folding Kayaks

CLC's boss John C. Harris grew up admiring magazine ads for Nautiraid's line of elegant, high-performance folding kayaks. Like so many, he dreamed of booking a plane ticket to someplace tropical and bringing a nice folding kayak as checked...

from $3095.00