Build-your-own Sailboat kit
Classic sail & oar boats, modern design and construction
These sailing boats offer more capacity and can extend your cruising range. They are all rowable craft but sailing is the primary purpose. They will all require a trailer, but are still light enough to be towed by a typical car and launch alone. They are most suitable for advanced-beginners but are being built by motivated first time builders.
Difficulty Level: Advanced Beginner
The Deblois Street Dory is the ultimate sail-and-oar boat. It takes the classic lines of the Swampscott and provides a more stable, fast underbody. With enough capacity for two and gear, the DSD makes a great cruising boat especially for island hopping.
Difficulty Level: Adv. Beginner
"Practically builds itself" is a quote from the first of what will be many articles on this quintessential sail-and-oar craft. Oriented mostly for sailing it also rows great. Light enough to roll up onto the beach and singlehand, it will be an easy fun boat to build and own.
Boats to take you anywhere under oar or sail power!
In 2010, Clint Chase Boatbuilder and Francois Vivier developed a collaboration to develop the Jewell 6m and establish Clint Chase as the premier kit agent for Vivier Boats. Now Chase Small Craft is supplying complete kits for Morbic, Ilur, and Jewell. These boats we selected because they are ones we have cut, built, sailed, and find the most precious.
Pictured here is Waxwing, masterfully built and sailed by one of our first kit customers, John Hartmann in Vermont. This 14-foot boat feels bigger than its length suggests and is at home in big lake and ocean waters. (photo credit: Christophe Matson)
This is the first Jewell built in Maine from a Chase Small Craft kit, by French & Webb Boatbuilders, the boat, named Leilu, sails in the lakes and coastal waters of Maine. She is used extensively for weekending on the coast of Maine.