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....

Eastport Pram

Eastport Pram

The Eastport Pram, with more than 800 built, is one of the most popular small dinghies in the world.  Classic good looks, stand-out performance, and ease of construction are hallmarks of this John C. Harris design. Now in production for ten...

Eastport Nesting Pram

Eastport Nesting Pram

"Dinghy" is derived from an old Hindi word for a sailing or rowing passenger vessel.  In English, a dinghy is a small rowing and sailing boat, often (but not necessarily) serving as a tender to a mother ship. At Chesapeake Light Craft,...

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...

Passagemaker Standard

Passagemaker Standard

Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults, and it "nests" to take up less space. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully. A smooth glide when rowing, spirited...

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...

Passagemaker Take-Apart

Passagemaker Take-Apart

Here's a handy boat that can be rowed, sailed, and powered with up to three large adults, and it "nests" to take up less space. The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully. A smooth glide when rowing,...

CLC Cradle Boat

CLC Cradle Boat

  After we observed several clever builders making 1/2-scale Eastport Prams to use as "cradle boats" for babies, we decided to make up a proper kit.  What a great gift for new moms and dads! The CLC Cradle Boat is an exact 50% replica...