Welcome to Chesapeake Marine Design

Technical Support & Resources

Our construction plans provide all of the information you will need to build the boat including basic dimensions, materials and details. They do not, as a general rule, include "how-to" instructions (we do provide an outline sequence in many designs). Construction plans are not intended to provide boatbuilding instruction. Visit our bookstore for texts on how to build and get started or contact us and we can help get you started.

Our firm offers knowledgeable support to those needing assistance in any way. Boatbuilding can seem like a daunting task, especially to the first time builder. We offer resources, literature, and are here to answer any questions. Experienced support is never more than a phone call or email away. We are here to help your project suceed!

We offer the following resources to help you on your journey:

  • Precision CAD parts for CNC cutting by your local cut shop, Save on shipping and handling costs.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): lots of your questions are answered on our web site
  • Still have a question or need something that’s not here? We respond to many inquiries and questions on-line at karl@cmdboats.com

Please feel free to contact us anytime with any questions. CMD boats is your one stop for the entire planning and building process. Owner and Naval Architect, Karl Stambaugh has over 40 years of experience in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in addition to boatbuilding experience. Many of the boat designs were prototyped by the designer. Karl recently defended a Phd dissertation on ship structure risk management at TU Delft in the Netherlands. Yes, Karl is now a boat Doctor!

We look forward to working with you! Happy cruising!