With over 115 years of designing & building boats, Norman R. Wrights has proudly established an extensive collection of vessels carrying our name.

From Norman R. Wright’s very first 10 skiff “Commonwealth” in 1906 to our most recent instalment, the XLW Class Pilot Vessel “Buran” in 2022, we are immensely proud of our history and achievements.

The team, including Bill Wright, has been working tirelessly to develop a formal archive of every vessel designed &/or built by Norman R. Wright. With over eleven decades of history, it’s a big job so if you can contribute in any way, we would certainly be keen to hear from you.  In particular, we are after the following in relation to any vessels in the archive:




Newspaper or magazine clippings

Names of previous owners


The best way to contribute to use the “Post your story” button on every vessel’s archive page.. We would love your input!

Please click below to view the vessel directories.