Celebrating 100 Years

1909 – 2020

1901

COMMONWEALTH
First boat designed and built by N. R. Wright, at the age of 16 years.

1901

1909

THE ORIGINAL SHED
Norman R. Wright – Boat Builder The Original Shed at Newstead.

1909

1911

JANNETT
Oldest existing N. R. Wright boat. Lives in the Noosa River.

1911

1928

STRADBROKE ll
Designed & built for Mr. W.G. Whatmore.
Length 94’ | Speed 11 knots

1928

1938

TAREE
18 ft skift designed & built by N. R. Wright. World Champion 1938

1938

1948

NORMAN R. WRIGHT
Built with a Caterpillar Engine 114HP Length 56’ | Speed 10 knots

1948

1956

RON, NORM SNR & NORM JNR
Ron, Norman Snr & Norman Jnr at the Quay Street Office.

1956

1964

BALI HAI ll
Designed & built for L. Mee. Cruised the South Pacific. Length 75’ | Speed 11.2 knots

1964

1967

DOLPHIN
Designed & built for Clyde Industries. First large cold moulded boat. Length 62’6 | Speed 20 knots

1967

1977

KALA VENTURER
Built for Kevin Alexander. Length 57’ | Speed 9.5 knots

1977

1980

ELIZABETH E
Length 108 ’ | Speed 10 knots

1980

1989

LAURA J
Built for Mr. John McPhee. Length 83.9 ’ | Speed 27 knots

1989

1993

ADMIRALS BARGE
Designed and built for Admiral John Hunt RAN. Still in operation. Length 39’ | Speed 19 knots

1993

1995

CAMBRIA
Restored for Dennis O’Neil and John David. Our brief was Day-Sailing on Sydney Harbour. Length 118’’

1995

1999

WHISTLER
Designed & built for the Peabody family. Length 101’ | Speed 28.9 knots.

1999

2002

QUANDAMOOKA
Designed & build for Ian and Jen Holman. Length 62’ | Speed 11 knots.

2002

2003

EAGLE
Designed & built for Adrian Yates. Length 58’ | Speed 34 knots.

2003

2003

JENNY lV
18 foot skiff built for Peter Cavill. Replica of a 1949 original design.

2003

2009

LIONHEART
Lionheart at the Sandhills, Moreton Island. Length 100 ’ | Speed 12 knots.

2009

2019

RIVERGATE SHED
Current Brisbane premises for Norman R. Wright & Sons with 54 staff.

2019

2019

AURA
Current design & build. Length 60’ | Speed 35 knots plus

2019