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

Chester Yawl

Chester Yawl

Boats like the Chester Yawl were used as working craft in 19th-century.  Efficiency was critical in these human powered craft, so they evolved easily driven hull shapes.  Working watermen weren’t immune to good looks, either, so...

from $1599.00

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

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

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

Team Dory

Team Dory

In 2012 we built the first 23'9" CLC Team Dory with a group of volunteers from the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. Several more have been built and tested extensively, and the feedback has been uniformly positive.  The report and...

from $3199.00

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...

Kits from $1325.00
Plans from $59.00

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

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