Knotty Boy Knots is a company that revolves around nautical knots that are both decorative and functional. Products consist of items from the oh so popular croakies all the way to hand spliced dog leashes (coasters, key chains and more).
KBK is owned by our very own Hunter Hughes. Growing up, Hunter has always been around the water on and off boats and a hands on guy interested in the way things are constructed. When these two traits were put together, it lead to where Knotty Boy Knots was created. During the summer of 2007 he went out to Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island in Maine to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle as he participated in a wooden boat building school by the name of Islesford Boat (works on a small island not to far away from where he was staying). Every morning he would take the 7:30 ferry to the town of Islesford on Little Cranberry Island where the boat company was located. Along with attending the boat school he sailed 420′s at a local sail club where he of course needed to learned some basic knowledge in knot tying. While being immersed in a culture that revolved around the water, Hughes found that these knots were something that was applicable to more then just sailing a 420 and so began my interest of knots. Hughes picked up “The Big Book of Knots” and a few feet of line (rope to those who don’t sail) from a local hardware store and started to attempting to tie all of them during his 7:30am ferry to build boats everyday. Halfway through the summer his father came out to check on how he was handling the rugged Maine life and to see the status on the 12 1/2 foot row/sail boat. During their transit to the Islesford Boat works, they hit a rough wave causing his fathers sun glasses to almost take a plunge for which Hughes instantly received the blame as he was the one steering the boat. Not wanting to pay for his fathers new Ray Bans, he decided to apply his new talent of tying nots to make croakies so Father Hughes wouldn’t lose them next time on the open seas and thus Knotty Boy Knots’ first product was created.
After the first spark went off in Hughes’ head, he realized that there was potential in products so he added a decorative knot, the monkeys fist, and started to branch out his merchandise to appeal to more then just sailors and college aged stars who wear croakies. KBK now makes an assortment of knot tied items: croakies, bracelets, necklaces, key chains, coasters, and dog leashes. During its heyday, Knotty Boy Knots had a developing website and was being sold in Florida, Michigan, Massachusetts, and Maine as well as reps across the country.
Knotty Boy Knots has rekindled the flames of production and product development and is in the process of developing a new website so they can be sold online as well as in stores.
If you are interested in information about Knotty Boy Knots, contact Hunter Hughes at email@example.com. Look forward to hearing from you!