The center-console option in Chesapeake Light Craft's popular Peeler Skiff.

Wooden Boatbuilder Releases Center Console Kit Option

5/27/2014 - Since its 2012 launch, Chesapeake Light Craft’s Peeler Skiff kit has become very popular as a light and sturdy fishing and utility skiff. The 15-footer is a bigger building project than the typical CLC kayak or sailing dinghy, but its construction is straightforward enough for first-timers. In just two years,… SEE MORE
Okoume is the African hardwood used in most of CLC's boat kits.

OkoumeFest: A Boatbuilder Rendezvous on the Chesapeake

4/11/2014 - It’s a springtime tradition: once the water of the Chesapeake Bay is warm enough to welcome small craft boaters, Chesapeake Light Craft, the boat kit experts, stages a two-day celebration of hand-built wooden boats known as OkoumeFest. The event’s name derives from the plantation-grown African hardwood used in thousands of… SEE MORE
The Northeaster Dory is comfortable and stable, with payload room for camp cruising and passengers.

The Ultimate Vacation: Boatbuilding in Sausalito

3/6/2014 - Some people might think it’s the perfect vacation. Chesapeake Light Craft, the boat kit experts, has a long history of offering aficionados of elegant small wooden boats the opportunity to bring home more than a tan and some photographs from a week away from the office. With the addition of… SEE MORE
Eastport Prams also are offered in a build-your-own class, along with its larger cousin, the Passagemaker Dinghy

CLC Offers Build-Your-Own-Boat Classes in Port Townsend

3/3/2014 - Chesapeake Light Craft, the boat kit experts, will be running dozens of their popular Build-Your-Own-Boat classes at locations around the country in 2014, including four sponsored by the Wooden Boat Foundation at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. Over the last 19 years, CLC boatbuilding classes have launched more… SEE MORE