Come sailing aboard The Frayed Knot moored in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, a beautiful picturesque harbor located on the historic North Shore.

We are a family run business offering sail charters or lessons for all levels of experience and ages. It can be a hands-on experience or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery. It will truly be an experience you won’t forget!


They came, they sailed, they conquered the Seas on The Frayed Knot.  Read Customer Testimonials about their experience they had sailing with our crew on The Frayed Knot.


From the very first time aboard a sailboat, we were hooked.  We find great pleasure in teaching others the ways of boating and sharing that knowledge with anyone who is interested.

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- Cheers! Captain Claude & Judy


Memorable and exciting sailing experience.” 

   Can’t wait to sail again!

- Adrien / South Glens Falls, New York

After much thought and continued growth the past 10 years, 2021 was the final charter season for Frayed Knot Sailing Charters allowing us more personal cruising time. I will continue to be available for boat deliveries and lessons. Thank you very much to all who have helped make us successful. We look forward to seeing you on the water again this year!


" How does it get any better than this? It is just so   peaceful and pretty on the water – true paradise!! "

 - Joanne & Karl / North Andover, Massachusetts