Hydrofission/5th Axis designs cedar-strip kayaks with extendable pontoons, available in kit form for the homebuilder. The company focuses on stability: the 15' boats can be used as sit-on-top kayaks with the pontoons folded in or, with the pontoons deployed the beam increases from 2'5" to 8'2" which makes for "an amazing amount of secondary stability...allowing you to stand or fish," according to the company. Construction is 1/4" bead cove cedar strips and weighs in at 38lbs. Other lengths available. http://www.hydrofission.com/
Fueled by WoodenBoat, Steve Hutchins has long wanted to design and build boats. Here are two CLC boats he built. The second one, that he built for a customer in Florida, is a Mill Creek 15 designed by Chesapeake Light Craft. His first boat, built in 8 days in the living room of his apartment, was a Chesapeake 16.