Boats for kids, boats kids can build, simple projects for first-time builders of any age. Get your feet wet or give the next generation of boatbuilders a great start.

Wood Duckling 8

Wood Duckling 8

Kayaks for kids are tough.  On one hand, kids have great balance and are naturally athletic, and they take to kayaks like ducks.  So there's no reason to put them in a kayak that's tubby or not sized right for them.  They want a...

Kits from $845.00
Plans from $119.00

Ganymede and Io Kayak Kits

Ganymede and Io Kayak Kits

The "Ganymede" is part of Nick Schade's Jupiter Point series of kayaks.  These designs are intended as a collection of versatile, easy-to-build, fun-to-paddle kayaks. With a simple 3-panel hull and unique 3-panel deck, the boats are quick to...

Kits from $925.00
Plans from $69.00

Chesapeake 14

Chesapeake 14

More than 9000 Chesapeake-series kits have been shipped since 1996. An enduring favorite among paddlers, the award-winning Chesapeakes are the gold standard for build-it-yourself sea kayaks. They are easy to build but handsome and fast....

Kits from $1050.00
Plans from $89.00

Bevin's Skiff

Bevin's Skiff

Designed in 1997 by Joe Youcha and his team at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, Bevin's Skiff has become a mainstay of amateur boat building.  This good old skiff is a decent boat that can be built almost anywhere; one that...

from $530.00

Peace Canoe

Peace Canoe

  A great family boatbuilding project! Build it in a weekend from a kit, or build it from plans using local materials. The Peace Canoe is an interesting new addition to the Chesapeake Light Craft fleet. Call it a canoe, a pirogue, a bateau,...

Kits from $1260.00
Plans from $69.00

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...

Kits from $475.00
Plans from $89.00

Bevin's Skiff Scale Model Kit

Bevin's Skiff Scale Model Kit

NEW! Scale Model Bevin's Skiff KitDesigned in 1997 by Joe Youcha and his team at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, the 11'8" Bevin's Skiff has become a mainstay of boatbuilding education.  This good old skiff is a decent boat that...

from $65.00

CLC Simple Model Dory Kit for Beginners

CLC Simple Model Dory Kit for Beginners

This 24" x 7" Banks-Style Simple Model Dory Kit is perfect for introducing beginners, including kids, to stitch-and-glue boatbuilding.  Just like our larger boat kits, parts are CNC-cut from 3mm plywood, stitched together with copper wire,...

from $20.00

CLC Tool Box Kit

CLC Tool Box Kit

The CLC Tool Box is the boatbuilder's interpretation of the classic "tab-and-slot" type, favored by woodworkers for its ease of assembly and flexibility. As the name suggests, the tool box goes together with mortise-and-tenon joints, with two...

$67.50