Chesapeake Light Craft got its start developing easy-to-build boats for beginner boatbuilders. That continues to be their mission. However it is worth noting that the CLC's newly launched Prokit designs are intended for boatbuilders who have experience with stitch and glue construction, are comfortable reading plans, and who don't need the extensive step-by-step build instructions that are included with all of CLC's most popular designs.
The reasons for this vary; some designs are simply waiting for a detailed assembly manual.
All have extensive plans and documentation that exceed the average level of detail found in amateur boat plans, but nevertheless assume a knowledge of wood-epoxy boatbuilding and the ability to work from drawings.
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 a small team of Australian wooden boat builders based in Kettering Tasmania, and are the sole agents for both Chesapeake Light Craft (USA) wooden kit boats Australia and New Zealand, as well as Grain (USA) DIY wooden surfboard kits Australia and New Zealand, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), and Barton Marine products (UK). Denman Marine are proud builders of Wooden Boats in Australia.