Designs and manufactures wooden boats. offers kayak, canoe, and sailboat kits and plans and associated supplies from an extensive catalog.. In this segment, john harris introduces us to the chesapeake 16 kayak. this 14-part video walks you through every step in the construction of a chesapeake. 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.