The CK17LT

This brand-new, handmade wooden sea kayak follows the lines from the masterful design board of John Harris’ Chesapeake 17LT, and is at home on the open water. Made for touring and carrying a load, the 17LT handles exceptionally well in sea, waves and crosswinds. The graceful chines make for a sleek and stable craft, capable of carrying you very far. The Chesapeake family of kayaks have been used on Arctic expeditions and have been paddled in over 50 countries around the world. Safe, efficient and practical. Now is the time to upgrade to an heirloom-quality boat. 

This kayak features several upgrades from the original 17LT, including day-glo cargo interiors (to see your gear when pulling into a cove at dusk) and strengthened stress points. The exterior is laminated with 6 ounce fiberglass, and the interior contains 4 ounce fiberglass reinforcements. Four layers of varnish complete the look. Watertight storage hatches are wood, providing an uninterrupted “old school” quality. 
Footrests, seat cushion and Rapid Pulse (c) back band are included, along with all deck fittings. 
Local Pickup within the Baltimore/Washington D.C. Metro area. Buyer can arrange other shipping at their own cost, if need be.


  • Length: 16′ 10″
  • Weight: 45 lbs
  • Beam: 23″
  • Maximum Payload: 301 lbs
  • Crew Weight: 150-220 lbs
  • Knee Height: 12″
  • Maximum Shoe Size (Men’s): 12 US
  • Wood: Marine Grade Okoume BS 1088
  • All fittings brass, stainless and silicone-sealed

$1500 with free local pickup (Baltimore, D.C. metro area)

If shipping by freight, there will be an additional charge of $300

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