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Jimmy Skiff II

Jimmy Skiff II

The original Jimmy Skiff was launched by Chesapeake Light Craft in 1998. An immediate success, this straightforward 13-foot skiff has remained popular for twenty years. Designer John C. Harris has been working on a clean-sheet redesign since...

Kits from $1559.00
Plans from $125.00

Oxford Shell II

Oxford Shell II

CLC’s Oxford Shell debuted in 1996, was an instant success, and has been popular for 22 years. Build-it-yourself boat kit technology has come a long way since then and in 2018 we’re introducing the Oxford Shell II, an evolution of the...

Kits from $2089.00
Plans from $105.00

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 $1839.00
Plans from $74.99

Lighthouse Tender Peapod

Lighthouse Tender Peapod

KITS AND PLANS SHIPPING NOW! This design is modeled on the "peapods" indigenous to Maine. "Peapod" is a somewhat amorphous term for a double-ended rowing-sailing boat, used for inshore lobstering, fishing, and general utility such as tending...

Kits from $2689.00
Plans from $129.00

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 $1399.00
Plans from $110.00

The Guider

The Guider

Kits are shipping now. John Guider has covered more than 10,000 miles in open boats, 8000 of them in the original Skerry Raid. In 2019 he returned for a new boat, this time to run in the Race to Alaska. In his honor we named the new design "The...

Kits from $4897.00
Plans from $199.00

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 $2999.00
Plans from $149.00

Pointed Bow Kit for SCAMP

Pointed Bow Kit for SCAMP

The SCAMP is a fetching little 12-foot beach cruiser designed by John Welsford and Kees Prins and offered in kit form by Small Craft Advisor Magazine.  The pram-bowed, lug-rigged sailboat has been built in impressive numbers...

from $129.00

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 $1949.00

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 $2749.00
Plans from $100.00

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. Click here for a 2016 update on sailing impressions of the boat. This tiny...

from $49.00

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 $1599.00
Plans from $5.00

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 $899.00