ABOUT THE PROPER KNOT
Outfitting Your Coastal Lifestyle
Outfitting Your Sea Life Essentials!
The Proper Knot offers a full-service outfitting and design experience, in addition to the newest endeavor, a retail storefront located in the Charleston City Marina. The Proper Knot provides all of the sea-life furnishings, essentials and accessories for an at-home feeling on the water.
Envisioned by Kate Schulze in 2013, The Proper Knot combines her design and retail background with her brothers’ knowledge of the water and boating industry. The Proper Knot provides full-service outfitting, from custom mattresses to tableware, plus dozens of personalization and customization options. Whether crossing the Atlantic or lounging in the living room, we want to help make your living space more coastal!
All the products offered at our retail and design showroom are available for private residences, as well as personal vessels. Our inventory is both durable and stackable, which makes any product ideal for transit near or far. We only feature mildew-resistant products to ensure long-lasting enjoyment when decorating your boat, patio or personal home. The Proper Knot specializes in merchandise that is superior for life on the water, whether you are on a boat, by the pool or at the beach. Our retail storefront also offers a variety of hostess gifts.
About The Proper Knot Founders
Siblings Kate and Scott Schulze were raised on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. They spent their childhood sailing, fishing, surfing and boating, so a business in the marine industry was a natural fit for the Schulze’s. Kate and Scott combine their knowledge of business and design with their passion for all things water-related. Together they offer outstanding services for any nautical lifestyle.
Kate is the Chief Executive Officer and Lead Designer at The Proper Knot. Kate graduated from the College of Art and Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she earned a degree in Display and Exhibit Design. After graduation, she began in her career in New York City, where she continued to grow her expertise in design for eight years. She returned to the Lowcountry in 2014 and began focusing on yacht interior design and concierge services. Kate has been praised by her clients for capturing their vision and paying meticulous attention to details for all their design specifications. Her exceptional taste is reflected in all her past projects and her sharp personality gives her an edge in the competitive design industry. Her extended portfolio and years of experience in commercial and residential design bring a unique talent to the boating interior design industry.
Scott is the Chief Financial Officer and Sales Manager at The Proper Knot. Scott graduated from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, where he received a BA in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management. Scott began working in the marine industry on charter fishing boats. He co-founded The Proper Knot in early 2014, then shortly after propelled into yacht and boat sales. He specializes in luxury motor yachts, sport fishing boats and large center consoles. To date, he has helped over 150 clients find their dream vessel and closed over $8 million in sales. Scott has spent countless hours at sea as both a first mate and a professional fishing charter guide. His extended time at sea has helped him master boat sale decisiveness, particularly which vessel is appropriate for the right client or situation. He also enjoys helping clients in coastal boat deliveries. Growing up on Hilton Head Island, he sailed competitively in high school and spent his summers as a sailing instructor at the South Carolina Yacht Club.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain
Areas We Serve
ATLANTIC COAST • CARIBBEAN • GULF COAST