ProKits by Chesapeake Light Craft

Sophisticated Designs for Sophisticated Builders


Chesapeake Light Craft got its start creating easy-to-build boats for beginner boatbuilders. That continues to be our mission.

Over the last 25 years, CLC's design team have created, or been commissioned to create, larger and/or more complex boat designs. Examples include Madness, the 31-foot proa, the 32-foot Whitby Gig, the Autumn Leaves Canoe Yawl, and the Outrigger Junior among many others.

The designs in this portfolio have a variety of backstories and range from the tiny Nesting Expedition Dinghy and on up in size and complexity. What they all share in common is that they are intended for boatbuilders who are comfortable reading plans, and who don't need the extensive step-by-step build instructions that are included with all of our most popular designs. We are asked constantly by experienced builders to make more of these designs accessible. Now we have.

All of the designs in our ProKit collection have been tested extensively, often with multiple prototypes. All have extensive plans and documentation that exceed the average level of detail found in amateur boat plans, but nevertheless assume a knowledge of wood-epoxy boatbuilding and the ability to work from drawings.



Autumn Leaves | Faering Cruiser | Madness Proa | Mbuli Proa | Nesting Expedition Dinghy | Outrigger Junior | Skerry Raid | Waterlust Sailing Canoe | Whitby Gig


Autumn Leaves Canoe Yawl

Autumn Leaves Canoe Yawl
Faering Cruiser

Faering Cruiser
Madness 31-foot Pacific Proa

Madness 31-foot Pacific Proa
Mbuli - A Pacific Proa

Mbuli - A Pacific Proa
Nesting Expedition Dinghy

Nesting Expedition Dinghy
The Guider

The Guider
Skerry Raid

Skerry Raid
Outrigger Junior

Outrigger Junior
Waterlust Sailing Canoe

Waterlust Sailing Canoe
Waterlust Sailing Canoe

Waterlust Sailing Canoe
Whitby Pilot Gig

Whitby Pilot Gig
 

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