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....

Kits from $1985.00
Plans from $74.99

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...

Kits from $1165.00
Plans from $119.00

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,...

Kits from $1365.00
Plans from $119.00

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...

Kits from $1575.00
Plans from $159.00

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,...

Kits from $1765.00
Plans from $159.00

Jimmy Skiff II

Jimmy Skiff II

The original Jimmy Skiff was launched by Chesapeake Light Craft in 1998. An immediate success, this straightforward 13-foot skiff has remained popular for twenty years. Designer John C. Harris has been working on a clean-sheet redesign since...

Kits from $1995.00
Plans from $219.00

Lighthouse Tender Peapod

Lighthouse Tender Peapod

KITS AND PLANS SHIPPING NOW! This design is modeled on the "peapods" indigenous to Maine. "Peapod" is a somewhat amorphous term for a double-ended rowing-sailing boat, used for inshore lobstering, fishing, and general utility such as tending...

Kits from $2820.00
Plans from $219.00

Lake Union Swift

Lake Union Swift

The Lake Union Swift is a 10-foot sailing dinghy and a variant of the popular Tenderly Dinghy. While Tenderly is optimized for all-around utility as, well, a tender, the Lake Union Swift is more of a pure sailing machine. The two designs...

Kits from $2575.00
Plans from $219.00

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...

Kits from $3995.00
Plans from $1680.00