You don't have to paddle alone!  Tandem kayaks enjoy great efficiencies of thrust-to-weight and thrust-to-wetted-surface ratios, so they move fast without much energy output.  You can carry a ton of gear, making tandems perfect expedition machines.  Add kids, dogs, or a picnic basket to the Chesapeake Triple for a fun day on the water.  Win every race in the Chesapeake Sport Tandem or Guillemot Fast Double.  All of these make a great basis for a sailing kayak with our CLC SailRig. 

Wood Duck Double

Wood Duck Double

  The essential attributes of our Wood Duck line of kayaks are compact dimensions, comfortable cockpits, above-average "rec boat" speed, versatility on the water, handsome looks with great character, and ease of construction.  So...

Kits from $1435.00
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Mill Creek 16.5

Mill Creek 16.5

Ever since WoodenBoat Magazine featured the Mill Creek 13 in a two-issue spread in 1997, the Mill Creek models have been built in the thousands. And why not? They look good, they're easy to build, and even though they are more stable than most...

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Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid

Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid

The Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid differs from the original in that a cedar-strip deck is substituted for the standard okoume plywood deck.  It's a "hybrid" because it combines a stitch-and-glue hull with a cedar-strip deck. We've been seeing Mill...

from $1540.00

microBootlegger

microBootlegger

In 1924, George Crouch designed a ground-breaking speedboat named "Baby Bootlegger." Baby Bootlegger was an innovation in its time, introducing the “rolled sheer” where the deck blends smoothly into the side. With the long stream-lined...

Kits from $1950.00
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Shearwater Double

Shearwater Double

  Build this boat in a week! 2021: Oct 25-31: Port Townsend, WA 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...

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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....

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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...

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Plans from $89.00

Chesapeake Sport Tandem

Chesapeake Sport Tandem

There was a lot of demand but hardly anything like it in 2002 when we unveiled the Chesapeake Sport Tandem. This very narrow, very fast double is perfect for athletic couples who want to really cover the miles, whether it's for excercise,...

Kits from $1600.00
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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 $2195.00
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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...

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Fast Double

Fast Double

  Maximum speed and fun in a tandem kayak. The width is the same as the Expedition Single at 21 inches. This is narrow, but it gains great stability from its 25'6" length. This is a boat for a pair of experienced paddlers who want to paddle...

Kits from $2165.00
Plans from $129.00