Choptank Boatworks builds one boat at a time. No shortcuts, just quality materials and workmanship. We will build any boat up to 50ft.

Choptank Boatwork’s shop rate is $65/hour. To discuss your boat plans and project contact us at 410-479-0050 or patrick@choptankboatworks.com.

Construction methods:

  • Carvel
  • Lapstrake
  • Strip Planked
  • Glued Plywood
  • Glued Lapstrake
  • Cold-molded
  • Stitch & Glue

Before choosing a design consider the desired use of the boat, intended capacity, and the type of water you will use the boat in. Below are a few of the designs I have built or admire for their practicality, construction and aesthetics.

havenHaven 12 1/2 by Joel White

  • Use of boat: Daysailing in bays
  • Capacity: 3-6
  • LOA: 16′
  • Beam: 6’1″

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Ellen by John Brooks

  • Use of Boat: Daysailing and rowing in protected waters
  • Capacity: 3
  • LOA: 12’0″
  • Beam: 4’0″
  • Sail Area: 62.5

RescueMinor-1Rescue Minor by William Atkins

A 19′ Tunnel-Stern V-Bottom Seabright Skiff

  • LOA: 19′ 6″
  • Beam: 5′ 8″
  • Draft w/ two men aboard: 6″
  • see construction details here

crabskiffplansSmith Island Crab Skiff

  • LOA: 21’2″ BP
  • Beam: 5′
  • built c. 1922
  • see construction details here