CHESAPEAKE LIGHT CRAFT BOATBUILDING


AGES: 18+

DATE: Varies

TIME: 8am - 5pm

CLASS SIZE: 5 Students

INSTRUCTOR: Casey Wilkinson with Kea Kayaks

LOCATION: South Lake Union

PREREQUISITES: None 

Tuition: Members $800 | Non-members $875 | Helper $400

Material cost: varies by boat, see descriptions below for boat options and kit pricing. A 10% shipping fee will be added to the kit cost. Kits must be purchased in full from CWB no later than 45 days before the class begins. After registering for your class online at the links below, call 206-382-2628 to purchase your kit.


The Center for Wooden Boats is excited to be partnering with Chesapeake Light Craft to provide build your own boat classes at The Center For Wooden Boats. In these week-long classes, students will be guided through the construction of one of the CLC kit boats listed below. At the end of the class, students will take their boats home for the final finishing – painting, varnishing, etc. The instructor will discuss the proper way to sand and paint or varnish the boat depending on students’ preferences.


PASSAGEMAKER DINGHY: MAY 27-JUNE 1, 2019

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The Passagemaker Dinghy is easy to build but looks great and performs beautifully. A smooth glide when rowing, spirited performance when sailing, and steady handling with an outboard mark this latest entry in our fleet of graceful build-it-yourself boat kits.

For more information on the boats see www.clcboats.com

Kit options:

  • Passagemaker Basic kit: $1450

  • Passagemaker Take-Apart Basic kit: $1499

  • Passagemaker Gunter Sloop rig add-on: $1375

  • Passagemaker Lug rig add-on: $1350

  • Mast-step: $35


NORTHEASTER DORY: JUNE 24-29, 2019

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A dory is a lot of boat for the money, which explains the enduring popularity of the type going back 150 years or more. Relatively few planks means less construction work. The narrow waterline results in a fast hull under sail or oars, but the flared topsides provide ample reserve stability. Dories are great load-carriers, and the Northeaster Dory is no exception. 800 pounds is the max payload.

For more information on the boats see www.clcboats.com

Kit options:

  • Northeaster Dory Basic kit: $1650

  • Northeaster Dory Sloop Rig add-on: $1499

  • Northeaster Dory Lug Rig add-on: $1395

  • Northeaster Dory Daggerboard Trunk: $35

  • Northeaster Dory Mast-step: $35

  • Northeaster Dory Kick-up Rudder: $105


SHEARWATER OR WOOD DUCK SEA KAYAK: July 22-27

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Build your own stich and glue boat at The Center for Wooden Boats! The Center for Wooden Boats is excited to be partnering with Chesapeake Light Craft to provide build your own boat classes at CWB’s South Lake Union facility in 2019.

  • Tuition: Members $800 | Non-members $875

  • Helper: $400

  • Material costs:

    • Shearwater Sport 14’ 6” - $1265

    • Shearwater 17' - $1265

    • Shearwater 16’ - $1229

    • Wood Duck Double - $1225

    • Wood Duck 14’ - $1215

    • Wood Duck 10’ - $1115

    • Wood Duck 12’ - $1110

For more information on the boats see www.clcboats.com


SKERRY: AUGUST 19-24, 2019

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The Skerry design combines elements of traditional working craft of the British Isles and Scandinavia, with a little bit of American Swampscott Dory thrown in. The blend of historical antecedents yields excellent performance under sail or oar, along with good looks and ease of construction in plywood. This John C. Harris design fuses excellent rowing and sailing qualities into one attractive craft. Sail when there’s wind, row when there’s not. You’ll cover the miles either way.

For more information on the boats see www.clcboats.com

Kit options:

  • Skerry Basic kit: $1499

  • Skerry Sloop Rig add-on: $1499

  • Skerry Dory Lug Rig add-on: $1399

  • Skerry Sprit Rig add-on: $1199

  • Skerry Mast-step: $35


ANNAPOLIS WHERRY: SEPTEMBER 23-28, 2019

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The Annapolis Wherry offers thoroughbred performance on the water combined with breathtaking grace. The Annapolis Wherry has been turning heads since 1997, with hundreds and hundreds built all over the world.

For more information on the boats see www.clcboats.com

Kit options:

  • Annapolis Wherry Single: $1499

  • Annapolis Wherry Tandem: $1575