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Tenderly 10-foot Dinghy

Tenderly 10-foot Dinghy

Here's a beautiful 10-foot dinghy or daysailer that slots between our 7'9" Eastport Pram and the 11'7" Passagemaker Dinghy.  The Eastport and Passagemaker are "prams," meaning they have flat transoms at the bow as well as at the stern....

Kits from $1699.00
Plans from $125.00

Waterlust Sailing Canoe

Waterlust Sailing Canoe

In the summer of 2016 Chesapeake Light Craft partnered with the filmmaking team Waterlust to design and build a pair of 17-foot sailing canoes. Waterlust - Patrick Rynne, Fiona Graham, Laura Graham, and Jennah Caster - then...

Kits from $1399.00
Plans from $5.00

Petrel Play

Petrel Play

When Nick Schade built the Petrel "Play" SG several years ago, he really wanted to build the strip built version. Now it's available. The Petrel Play fits in a cross-over space between recreational kayaks and sea kayaks. It is stable and...

Kits from $1390.00
Plans from $100.00

Eastport Ultralight Dinghy

Eastport Ultralight Dinghy

Read John Harris's full report on the prototype Eastport Ultralight here.The Challenge:Build-it-yourself dinghies have gotten prettier, lighter, and easier to build, with the 7'9" Eastport Pram a paragon of the type. A...

from $855.00

NanoShip

NanoShip

NanoShipPrototype Status:  We built the first hull in August 2015Kit Status:  In developmentPlans Status:  In developmentInstruction Manual Status:  In developmentPricing:  Kit and plans TBDThis 12'11" water-ballasted...

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Noank Pulling Boat

Noank Pulling Boat

The Noank Pulling Boat is an open-water shell design by Nick Schade. The design has enjoyed a long development; we got to row a version of it as early as 2014. Now it's available as a complete kit, or in the form of full-sized plans for...

from $1850.00

Peeler Skiff

Peeler Skiff

John C. Harris designed this light but sturdy 15-footer. It’s a “crab skiff,” as they’re known in these parts.  We’re calling it the “Peeler” after the Chesapeake slang for a local delicacy,...

Kits from $2599.00
Plans from $149.00

Cocktail Class Racer

Cocktail Class Racer

The Cocktail Class Association has licensed us to produce a kit for their ridiculously nifty 8-foot racer, called the "Skua."  It's powered by either a 6hp or 8hp outboard, depending on how much the skipper weighs. Less than 200lbs and...

Kits from $1299.00
Plans from $110.00

Nesting Expedition Dinghy

Nesting Expedition Dinghy

John Harris worked on the Nesting Expedition Dinghy off and on as time allowed and launched the prototype in October 2016. Read the full write-up on this design here. This tiny cruiser is intended for people who like exploring in small...

from $49.00

CLC Teardrop Camper

CLC Teardrop Camper

A "teardrop" trailer is a small camper. The name comes from the streamlined shape, and the type dates back at least to the 1930's. As cars get smaller, storage space more expensive, and recreational time more precious, a new appreciation is...

Kits from $2199.00
Plans from $199.00

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 $3485.00