Great Gift Ideas for Sailors!

Whether you're putting together your note to Santa, or looking for the perfect gift for the boatbuilder (or boat lover) in your family, we're here to help. 

Northeaster Dory Scale Model Kit

Northeaster Dory Scale Model Kit

A terrific gift idea. This is a 25-1/2" long, exact one-eighth scale model of the CLC Northeaster Dory.  In 2016 CLC purchased a large laser-cutter, and we've spent the last year developing scale model kits for popular CLC models. The...

from $99.00

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates

The Gift of Boatbuilding A perfect gift for the boatbuilder in your family! Don't worry about picking the perfect boat design, plans, tools, accessories, or boatbuilding supplies. Just select an amount in the pull-down window for a gift...

from $25.00

CLC Tool Box Kit

CLC Tool Box Kit

The CLC Tool Box is the boatbuilder's interpretation of the classic "tab-and-slot" type, favored by woodworkers for its ease of assembly and flexibility. As the name suggests, the tool box goes together with mortise-and-tenon joints, with two...

$75.00

Pennant

Pennant

Pennants, or streamers, have an ancient history in sailing vessels.  600-year-old paintings of sailing ships show them. They were indispensable to warships during the Age of Sail, as they identified the vessel and the captain aboard. ...

$19.95

NRS Vista PFDs (2018)

NRS Vista PFDs (2018)

We've tried out about fifty PFDs in the search for the perfect flotation device for paddling. Here's one that has it all: The NRS Vista is a simple life jacket that doesn't waste any time with flair, focusing instead on the basics: comfort, safety...

from $47.96

Tuff Sack

Tuff Sack

Drop your gear in the bag, fold down that watertight closure and forget about it. Professional outfitters around the globe rely on NRS Tuff Sacks to keep gear dry all season long, season after season. The heavy-duty PVC construction combined...

from $24.95

Build Your Own Boat - Small Craft Tee

Build Your Own Boat - Small Craft Tee

CLC's New Build Your Own Boat - Smallcraft T-Shirts are here.  And, in a 50/50 blend of polyester and cotton!  The fabric and ink are first-rate.  Silhouettes of popular sailing and rowing craft are visable on the back of the...

from $8.00

Knots - Splices - Line Handling - Captain's Quick Guides

Knots - Splices - Line Handling - Captain's Quick Guides

On the water, when questions arise, there is no time to spend searching through an exhaustive manual. The Captain's QuickGuides provide all the answers--fast. Drawn from the world's largest boating library, each laminated QuickGuide presents 14...

$9.95

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

Navisafe Navi Light 360 degrees (3 Color LED)

Navisafe Navi Light 360 degrees (3 Color LED)

The NRS Navisafe Navi Light (Red/ Green) is a must-have safety device for your boat. You get super bright red and green navigation lights in a compact waterproof unit that attaches anywhere. Navi light Red/Green gives ultra strong light...

$92.99

Eco Flare

Eco Flare

Make yourself visible with the Eco Flare™ personal locator light. An essential safety item for sea kayakers, it comes complete with two bulbs: one for constant area light and a flashing red LED. Whether you're paddling through shipping lanes...

$12.95

Signal Mirror and Whistle

Signal Mirror and Whistle

The Hot Shot Signal Mirror/Whistle Combo assures that you are seen and heard. The unique aiming device lets you be sure you're aiming the light beam at your target. Essential signaling devices for open water and back country boating. Here's how...

$14.95

Brass Cleat

Brass Cleat

These small brass cleats are classy accents for your beautiful wooden sailboat.  Available in 3" or 4" lengths. 3" cleat Requires 2 #8 x 1 1/4" bronze screws (not included)  4" cleat Requires 2 #10 x 1 1/4" bronze screws (not...

from $8.75

Line & Cordage - Samson XLS Rope

Line & Cordage - Samson XLS Rope

Sailors who desire optimal performance will appreciate this low stretch construction, smooth rendering, and long life of the 3-end per carrier cover over a polyester core.   Applications Recreational Running Rigging Halters/Headgear...

from $0.30

Brass Padeye

Brass Padeye

4-screw flange for bow and stern lines. Looks classy on the bow of any boat, or anywhere you need to fasten something. Use #8 screws (Not included). The eye opening measures about 3/4" x 3/4".  The screwholes are on 1-3/8" centers on the...

$10.50

Bailing Pump - by NRS

Bailing Pump - by NRS

A compact and lightweight bilge pump is an important component to a touring kayaker or sailors gear list. This 21" long bilge pump from NRS comes complete with a float.

$15.96

Belaying Pin

Belaying Pin

  Traditional belaying pins for traditional smallcraft.  Standard issue in sailing versions of the Southwester Dory, these pins are hand-turned in the USA with oak handles and maple pins.  They feature a 1/2" diameter x 4-1/2" pin...

$12.00

Waterproof ThermFit Gloves

Waterproof ThermFit Gloves

A good, all around performing waterproof glove designed for a wide range of sport and work related outdoor activities where keeping hands warm and dry is important.   ThermFit Gloves' outer shell  features a high performing...

from $31.12

Jam Cleat

Jam Cleat

The Jam cleat will accept rope from 5/32"-5/16" diameter. It drops down into the teeth to give a quick and positive lock that is easy to release. The cleat is manufactured from UV resistant plastic, making it cost effective and ideal for holding...

$3.25

Woodzilla by MAS Epoxies

Woodzilla by MAS Epoxies

Woodzilla is an easy-to-use, wood-colored epoxy cartridge from MAS Epoxies. Fast Curing, translucent paste epoxy with unlimited bonding, sealing and filling applications. For use by professionals, homeowners and DIY Hobbyists. Formulated with...

$16.79

Lug Life Tees

Lug Life Tees

If you get the reference, you are hip. Join the fraternity of lug-rigged sailors with our new "Lug Life" T-shirt. In blue, with a proper drawing of a lugger on the back. Also available in white, as a v-neck.

from $12.00

CLC Cap

CLC Cap

Sartorial splendor. The cutting edge of fashion and comfort. CLC Paddler logo on the front. Check out our new colors; Digital Camo, Maroon, Mustard, Mocha and Sky Blue (w/Navy logo)         

from $12.00

Waterproof Trekking Sock

Waterproof Trekking Sock

A mid-calf, mid-weight merino wool lined waterproof sock specially designed for extended trekking & hiking.  Offers a high level of durability, moisture wicking and warmth for extended use in cooler climates.   This sock features a...

from $35.90

C-Clamps

C-Clamps

Light duty, drop forged C-Clamps, with galvanized finish.   Available in two different sizes.  What can we say?  A boatbuilder can never have enough clamps.  These 2-inch clamps are great for kayaks coamings, and small...

from $2.86

Waterproof & Breathable Beanie Hat

Waterproof & Breathable Beanie Hat

A warm, waterproof and breathable beanie hat designed to keep you warm and dry in wet, cold environments.  Perfect for all types of outdoor sports & recreation as well as work settings.    The Beanie features a 100% acrylic...

from $22.00

Skerry 3D Tee

Skerry 3D Tee

Heavyweight, 100% cotton, short sleeve t-shirts, featuring line drawings of our Skerry Daysailer.  2D lines on the front, with a large 3D rendering on the back.  Shirt is navy blue with white lines.

from $12.00

Your Brain on Boat Building Tee

Your Brain on Boat Building Tee

You're a boatbuilder now, which makes you a little different.  Show the world what goes through the mind of a wooden boatbuilder with this handy T-shirt, which is based upon decades of study by Chesapeake Light Craft boatbuilders. We have...

from $12.00

Northeaster Dory Tee

Northeaster Dory Tee

Once upon a time, before refrigeration, the humble dory fisherman fed the world.  Dispatched from schooners, Gloucestermen in dories reeled in easy-to-catch, easy-to-dry cod.  Now, we build dories for fun.  And we wear them as nifty...

from $12.00

PocketShip Tee

PocketShip Tee

PocketShip, which looks great in your shop or on the water, also looks good on your back.  Proclaim your good taste in wooden sailboats with a PocketShip t-shirt. In white, with very sharp graphics, including the "PocketShip & Pleiades"...

from $12.00



Follow us on Instagram: @clcboats & @clcteardrop