Chesapeake 18



Model: Length: Hull Weight: Beam: Max Payload: Cockpit Size: Paddler Weight: Knee Height: Max. Men's Shoe Size (US):
Chesapeake 18 18' 0"
5.49 m 
22 kg 62 cm 160 kg 78.5 x 43 cm 95 - 125 kg 33cm 14

Model Plans and manual* Wood Only Kit Full Kit
Chesapeake 18 $130 $1050 $1500
      For further information or to purchase plans or a kit set for the Chesapeake Double

More than 7000 Chesapeake-series kits have been shipped over the last 16 years. 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. High-volume bows lift you over rough seas - or powerboat wakes - while the skeg-like stern prevents weather-cocking in blustery winds. CLC's signature cambered decks shed spray, increase the storage space inside the hull, add strength without weight, and look great. Chesapeake kayak builders explore quiet local rivers and paddle the length of the Sea of Cortez. They are used in expeditions above the Arctic Circle and for day paddling in Florida. Chesapeakes are built in garages, apartments, living rooms, television studios, and in at least 50 countries from Iceland to Australia.
  • Builders also looked at:You weigh more than 220 pounds
  • You need a very large amount of storage capacity
  • You need lots of extra legroom, knee room, and foot room.
  • You want a large kayak that still handles will in wind and waves

Chesapeake 17 

Ches18   c18
c 18   c 18

Denman Marine specialises in custom wooden boat building and repair. We utilise both traditional methods such as carvel or clinker and modern methods such as strip planking, cold molding or clinker plywood.

We can custom build to any design - for example those by Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Paul Gartside, John Welsford, Mark Bowdidge, Francois Vivier, Atkin , Bolger B&B etc.

We are sole Australian agents for Swallow Boats(UK) including the BayRaider, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), Barton Marine products (UK) and Chesapeake Light Craft (USA).

Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155