Chesapeake Light Craft UK

Enlarge CLC's agile cruiser, the 15-foot PocketShip

CLC's agile and comfortable 15ft cruiser, the PocketShip

Fyne Boat Kits is the European manufacturer for Chesapeake Light Craft. CLC specialise in easy-to-build kits with extensively detailed instruction manuals for the first-time boatbuilder. Their huge range of boat designs includes canoes, kayaks, SUP, rowing boats and sailing boats from 8 to 31 feet and also a luxurious Teardrop Camper kit.

The mission of our friends at CLC is to help people build boats. That's our aim too, so we are pleased to offer the complete range of kits and plans for Chesapeake Light Craft boat designs, manufactured to the same exacting standards from the highest quality marine plywood and backed up by our free expert support.

Chesapeake Light Craft UK

Boat designs by Chesapeake Light Craft

A home built Chesapeake 14 sea kayak in the Channel Islands

Chesapeake

The Chesapeake kayaks are expedition touring boats that excel in rough water and steep seas.

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Chesapeake Double wooden expedition kayak made at home from plans or a kit

Chesapeake Double and Triple

The Chesapeake Kayaks are expedition touring boats that excel in rough water and steep seas.

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Chester Yawl home made clinker rowing boat from a fyne boat kit

Chester Yawl

A 15 foot clinker style boat with high freeboard.

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Cocktail Class Racer wooden outboard motor boat

Cocktail Class Racer

A nifty 8-foot wooden outboard racing boat.

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Cradle boat

Cradle Boat

A half-size replica of the Eastport Pram dinghy for use as a baby cradle, a pet bed or an attractive coffee table.

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The Eastport Pram is light and easy to row

Eastport Pram

A pretty, light, tough, roomy and easy to build 7 foot 9 inch pram dinghy that can be rowed or sailed.

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The Expedition Wherry is a fast, seaworthy rowing boat for serious sliding-seat rowers

Expedition Wherry

A fast, seaworthy sliding-seat rowing boat with enough watertight storage for camping gear.

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The Faering Cruiser is a serious rowing and sailing boat for coastal cruising

Faering Cruiser

A serious rowing and sailing boat for coastal cruising, with a small cabin aft.

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Kaholo 14 wooden SUP - stand-up paddleboard

Kaholo Stand-Up Paddleboard

A wooden stand-up paddleboard (SUP) that is fast enough to race but stable enough for first-timers.

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Madness Pacific proa fast sailing boat

Madness Pacific Proa

A lightweight Pacific proa for fast cruising or daysailing.

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Kit for a proa mbuli

Mbuli Pacific Proa

Plans for a very light and fast Pacific proa beach cruiser.

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Mill Creek a stable canoe for ornithology or photography

Mill Creek 13

A recreational sea kayak with a large open cockpit and plenty of stability for fishing or photography. It also sails well with an optional sailing rig.

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Mill Creek 16 canoe being paddled

Mill Creek 16.5

A tandem sea kayak with a cockpit so large that it is almost an open boat, with huge buoyancy. A very versatile boat that can be upgraded to row with a sliding seat or sail fast.

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Mill Creek 16.5 Hybrid kayak with a cedar-strip deck

Cedar Strip Decked Mill Creek

Large, versatile sea kayaks with an attractive cedar strip deck.

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Nesting Eastport Pram rowing and sailing dinghy

Nesting Eastport Pram

An easy to build rowing and sailing pram dinghy that splits into two nesting sections for compact storage.

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Northeaster Dory rowing boat

Northeaster Dory

A 17 foot clinker dory for solo or tandem rowing or sailing.

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A kayak fitted with outriggers

Sailing Outriggers

Outrigger floats to turn a canoe or kayak into a fast sailing trimaran.

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Home built rowing shell

Oxford Shell

A light 21 foot shell designed for novice and intermediate rowers.

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Family home made sailing boat in a marsh

PassageMaker

An 11 foot 7 inch clinker style pram dinghy that performs beautifully when rowed, sailed or motored.

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Take-apart Passagemaker sailing boat

PassageMaker Take-Apart

An 11 foot 7 inch clinker style pram dinghy that can be nested to save space.

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Touring the lakes in a Pax 18 wooden kayak

Pax

Fast and exciting sea kayaks for racing, exercise or just plain fun.

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Peace Canoe

Peace Canoe

A large family canoe that can be built in a weekend from a kit.

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The light but sturdy Peeler motor skiff with the optional centre console

Peeler Skiff

A light but sturdy 15-foot flat-bottomed motor skiff with an optional centre console.

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Kit for a trailer sailer cruiser called Pocketship

PocketShip

A fast-sailing 15 foot cabin cruiser with a dry and commodious interior.

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San O' 14 paddleboard

San O' Paddleboard

A lightweight stitch-and-glue paddleboard.

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Sassafras 12 mkII ultralight clinker-style solo canoe

Sassafras 12

Clinker style solo canoe that looks very heavy but is light and easy to carry and paddle. A traditional canoe built using modern methods.

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Sassafras 16 mkII modern lightweight clinker-style tandem canoe

Sassafras 16

Clinker style tandem canoe that looks very heavy but is light and easy to carry and paddle. A traditional canoe built using modern methods.

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Sleek sea kayak Shearwater

Shearwater

Sleek and lightweight Greenland style sea kayaks with good stability as well as excellent poise and responsiveness.

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Cedar deck Shearwater chesapeake kayak kit

Cedar Strip Decked Shearwater

Greenland style sea kayaks combining a plywood hull with an attractive cedar strip deck.

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Shearwater double tandem sea kayak

Shearwater Double

A fast but compact tandem kayak with sophisticated styling, a functional layout and good responsiveness.

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The Shearwater Sport is a compact sea kayak with manoeuvrability and advanced handling in waves

Shearwater Sport

A sport-oriented compact sea kayak with manoeuvrability and advanced handling in waves.

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Disassembled sectional Shearwater Sport kayak

Sectional Shearwater Sport

A sleek, Greenland-style sea kayak that stores in small spaces, but sacrifices nothing in performance and comfort.

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Clinker Skerry sailing and rowing boat launched

Skerry

A 15 foot clinker style double ended family boat that can be rowed, sailed or motored.

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The Skerry Raid is a rowing and sailing boat for coastal expeditions

Skerry Raid

A small, decked, wooden cruising boat for coastal expeditions by sail and oars.

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Boy's adventure in a kit built sailing skiff

Skiff

An easily driven 13 foot family rowing boat that can be sailed or motored.

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Southwester Dory sailing boat

Southwester Dory

A lightweight beach cruising and expedition boat for sailing, rowing and motoring, which can also be built as a motor launch without the sailing rig.

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The Sport Tandem is a fast wooden kayak perfect for athletic couples

Sport Tandem

A very fast double sea kayak for exercise, fast touring or racing.

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The stable and fast Team Dory rowing boat for competition and expedition rowing

Team Dory

A stable and fast team rowing boat for competition and expedition rowing with a low barrier to entry.

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The stitch-and-glue teardrop camper can be towed by a small car

Teardrop Camper

An elegant teardrop caravan with a large galley and a luxurious interior for two adults. It is built like a boat and can be towed by a small car.

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Tenderly is a traditional-looking clinker sailing dinghy that is stable and easy to build

Tenderly Dinghy

A traditional-looking 10-foot clinker dinghy for rowing, sailing and motoring that is stable, handsome and easy to build.

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The Waterlust sailing canoe is designed for high-performance expedition cruising

Waterlust Sailing Canoe

A modern expedition boat inspired by classic sailing canoes, with an integrated pedal drive for backup power.

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Lightweight wooden wherry rowing boat has a very fast turn of speed

Wherry

A traditional looking 17 foot clinker style rowing boat that offers thoroughbred performance or a leisurely picnic boat.

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Tandem Wherry wooden rowing boat for two sliding seats

Tandem Wherry

A 20 foot traditional looking clinker style rowing boat that offers thoroughbred performance for two rowers using sliding seats.

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The Whitby Pilot Gig is a wooden racing boat for six-oared team rowing that is quick to build and based on a traditional Cornish Pilot Gig

Whitby Pilot Gig

A wooden racing boat for six-oared team rowing that is quick to build and as elegantly proportioned as the traditional Cornish Pilot Gig hulls.

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The Wood Duck range are compact, easy-to-launch wooden kayaks

Wood Duck

Beautiful modern looking boats that are designed to allow everyone to enjoy being on the water.

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Cedar Strip hybrid Wood Duck recreational kayak

Cedar Strip Decked Wood Duck

Attractive modern looking boats - a plywood hull combined with a cedar strip deck.

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The Wood Duck Double is a compact tandem kayak built from a wooden kit

Wood Duck Double

A compact modern tandem kayak with a single large cockpit and the comfortable feeling of an open canoe. It is handsome and versatile.

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The Wood Duckling is a stylish wooden kayak for children

Wood Duckling

A stylish child's kayak with excellent performance and plenty of growing room for years of use.

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A pre-cut plywood toolbox kit that makes a good introduction to kit construction

Wooden Tool Box Kit

A pre-cut plywood toolbox kit that makes a good introduction to kit construction. It can even keep your tools organised!

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