Waterlust is embarking on an ambitious 1,000-mile journey down the Intracoastal Waterway from Norfolk, Virginia, to Miami, Florida.
The media company partnered with Chesapeake Light Craft to make a pair of wooden sailing canoes. CLC designed the canoes along traditional lines, but it used CNC machines and stitch-and-glue techniques to shorten the boatbuilding process to just three weeks.
During the journey two members of Waterlust will sail the canoes as two others follow them in a support car. The canoes are undergoing sea trials on the shores near North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Waterlust began in 2011 as a group of graduate students trying to inspire people to care about the ocean. Today it has become a global brand that creates media to inspire scientific curiosity and sells sustainable products that support the environment. To learn more about it and see more of its short films on science, animals and adventure, check out its website.
Chesapeake Light Craft has more than a hundred years of collective boatbuilding experience and has brought that expertise into designing DIY kits for kayaks, canoes, pulling boats and sailboats. Visitors can see the CLC workshop at the company’s main location in Annapolis, Maryland, or check out its webcam (and store) at its website.