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. Denman marine specializes in custom wooden boat building and repair. we are also the sole manufacturer of chesapeake light craft kits in australia. we utilize both. Designers, plans & kits n to z: the newfound woodworks, inc. (strip-planked canoe, kayak and boat plans and kits) newick nautical designs (dick newick, stock and.