- Matt G. / San Fransico, California

" My husband and I had a two hour sailing lesson with Captain Claude recently and we had such an amazing time! Captain Claude is super knowledgeable and experienced about all things sailing, but we also got a history lesson of the area too! His sailboat is top notch and super clean too! We could not have asked for a more positive instructional first time sailing lesson! Highly recommend Frayed Knot for all services they offer!"

- Lauren Bousquet

"My family has chartered twice for an afternoon sail with Claude and Judy (once last July and once in August), and each time has been a great experience! Claude and Judy are gracious and kind hosts, and their boat --the Frayed Knot-- is exceptional (and fun to steer!). I would highly recommend this experience, if you're looking for a unique and fun way to experience the Cape Ann or North Shore coastline in the summer (or even better, the fall)! "

" We had a group of four go out for a few hours with Claude and Judy, and had a fantastic time! We wanted to do a lesson, so they were more than happy to let take the helm. They explained everything they were doing and let us do as much or as little as we wanted. It was such a fun and relaxing experience, and I would recommend to anyone. "
" During my annual summer visits to the North Shore of Boston,
​ I have enjoyed the privilege of sailing aboard the Frayed Knot
captained by Claude Beaudet. Claude is the consummate
professional whose expertise, experience and skills, is
second to none and provide a safe experience for
​ everyone.
His welcoming approach with all of us who are
fortunate enough to share the beauty of the New England
coastline, allows us to sit back and savor this magical journey.
I already am looking forward to sailing on the Frayed
Knot with Captain Claude again next summer.


"We set the weekend up for my sisters bachelorette in Boston.  Since we are going to Boston,  why not sail?!  From day one to months later Captain Claude and Judy have been nothing but accommodating to make for a perfect experience.The sail was for three Relaxing hours. Our group really enjoyed their time!! For any event: Frayed Knot is the way to go! "

- Grace & Bill / Ballston Spa, New York

                                                                                                                                 -  Richard Goldman / Los Angeles, California

"I would trust Captain Claude Beaudet with my life, in any type of sailing vessel from a small sailboat from where he started his dream over 30 years ago to now, the magnificence of his Frayed Knot. His competence, focus, and love of the open seas is incomparable. As a family we have sailed with Claude and first mate, Judy each summer when on Cape Ann, and to have witnessed their dream come true is wonderful!"

- Loriann B.

" Amazing sail with Claude and Judy. The boat is beautiful, hospitality impeccable and a wonderful experience for our family.."
"..Worth every penny!​"

- R L. / Melrose, MA

- Sarah Phillips / Beverly, Massachusetts

- Genevieve & Leszek / Ottawa, Canada

- Danielle F. / Peabody, Massachusetts

 " What a blast!  I chartered Frayed Knot Sailing for a 3 hour sail this weekend with a group of friends, and I can't say enough about the experience. The scenery along the coast is exquisite!   I can't think of a better way to spend a summer afternoon then sailing on The Frayed Knot! In fact we are already talking about doing another trip! "

" My wife got me sailing lessons with Claude as a gift, and I couldn't have asked for a better one.  Claude is a gifted and patient teacher, and after a (very fun) five hours, I felt I had a firm grasp of sailing fundamentals, and was hooked!  And the vessel itself is really top-notch.  I look forward to chartering the Frayed Knot with my family next season."

- Stacey Fletcher / Little Rock, Arkansas

- Michelle C. / Gloucester, Massachusetts

" I wanted to let you know what a lovely time we all had on your

  charter.  Thank you for allowing Alex to steer, and

 instructing him so patiently and well.  It really gave

 him a lot of confidence to take the helm, and I appreciate

 your encouragement and confidence in him to do so! 

 You have a beautiful vessel, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our

 day on the water.  You made it enjoyable, exciting, and fun! 

 I can't think of a better way to spend the afternoon than

 on a sail with you and Judy.  If I return to Manchester next summer, I would love go out again! "

- Cathy, Larry & Dimitra / San Cristobal, New Mexico

- Adam Benoit / Boston, Massachusetts

- Phylis M. / Marlborough, NH

" We signed up for group sailing lessons aboard the Frayed Knot and had a wonderful experience.  Claude is a down to earth, knowledgeable, sea-loving instructor, who has us counting the days until next spring when we can sign up  for sailing lessons again! Being with a Captain so competent and easy going makes learning fun.  Claude has plenty of patience and was eager to answer any of our questions without making us feel intimidated. I would highly recommend Frayed Knot Sailing Charters for a lesson or if you just want to kick back and enjoy the scenery, you have found the perfect Captain and sailboat! "

- Kendall B. / Ipswich,  Massachusetts

" I couldn't think of anything more romantic than sailing
through Boston Harbor aboard The Frayed Knot!
I can't
thank Captain Claude enough for helping make this a perfect and
unforgettable moment for us."
" BOOK NOW! Stop what you are doing, find some friends and book your charter! The Frayed Knot delivers an exceptional experience for groups of all ages. Our group was 8, 30-year-olds and our experience far surpassed our expectations. The pricing was fair, we felt safe and in the most capable (and fun) hands. Claude and Judy treated us like royalty and we will be booking again VERY soon! Cheers! "
" Such a great experience with Captain Claude on the beautiful Frayed Knot. We were looking for sailing lessons for 4 family members with varying sailing knowledge, experience and physical agility... and HE SO DELIVERED!!! He made us comfortable from the moment we boarded with his calm demeanor, and showed the patience of a man who not only loved the sea and his beautiful boat, but moreover, he was the quintessential educator.... able to teach to all levels simultaneously! The Captain was a perfect host and a pleasure to work with. We highly recommend this quality and delightful sailing adventure! Thank You! "

- Tori S. / Wilmington, Delaware 

- Laureen / Florida

- Lesli T. / Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

" We thoroughly enjoyed our sailing adventure with you and Judy. It was truely the highlight of each of our  New England trips. You made us each perfectly comfortable and I cannot believe you let us each sail your gorgeous vessel! Tacking and Coming about and going right into Marblehead harbor along with the race ongoing was just amazingly fabulous evening. Plus the extra time we were out was very generous of you. Just a beautiful Nite⛵️!"
" It was a dream come true and we will most definitely
come back and book it for overnight soon!
" Captain Beaudet, I am writing to thank you very much for the memorable sailing experience you provided to me and my
wife. We have told our family and friends about the
beautiful day we had aboard the “Frayed Knot”!
​ Thank you so much.
" We had such a great time last night. We all agreed it was
one of the best nights out that we've ever had (and
that's saying alot)! You will definitely see us again!

You and Judy are truly wonderful hosts."