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PT Eleven Nesting Dinghy

PT Eleven Nesting Dinghy

We're delighted to welcome PT Watercraft and the PT 11 Nesting Dinghy to Chesapeake Light Craft's stable of sophisticated and capable small boats.  The PT 11 is not a new design, having enjoyed a decade of very careful and...

Kits from $3995.00
Plans from $1680.00

Rhode Runner - The CLC Runabout

Rhode Runner - The CLC Runabout

When we think about wooden boat traditions, the beautiful 1950s-era runabouts certainly have a prominent place in the traditions. We wanted one for ourselves, so we designed this small runabout of traditional style. The idea was to apply what...

Kits from $4455.00
Plans from $199.00

Petrel Play SG-L

Petrel Play SG-L

It can be hard to find the right boat if you don’t fit in the middle of the bell curve.  If your stats run towards the larger end of the spectrum there are not many choices available for performance sea kayaks. The Petrel Play SGL is...

Kits from $1505.00
Plans from $149.00

microBootlegger Solo

microBootlegger Solo

 Based on his popular microBootlegger tandem kayak, Nick Schade has created the microBootlegger Solo with the elegant look of a 1920s mahogany runabout. It's a roomy boat with a large cockpit, almost what one might call a double paddle canoe...

from $1555.00

microBootlegger Sport

microBootlegger Sport

Based on Nick Schade's popular microBootlegger tandem kayak design, the microBootlegger Sport was originally designed  for an inexperienced, yet fit paddler looking for a kayak he could grow into. Suitable for someone seeking...

from $1640.00

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 $2760.00
Plans from $219.00

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 $5020.00
Plans from $269.00

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 $2000.00

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 $69.00

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 $1940.00
Plans from $74.99