Robert Wright, Owner
It all began at age six, on Percy Priest Lake in Tennessee, when my father let me take the helm of his O’Day 23.
Back then, it was mostly mandatory duty as crew, with short respites in the water. Over time, though, sailing’s influence would grow from a mere hobby into a passion.
In the ensuing years, I’ve owned several racing and cruising-class boats. My journeys on the water have taken me to the San Juan Islands, Canada’s Gulf Islands, the Gulf of Mexico, the Virgin Islands and Sardinia.
Prior to founding Wright Yachts, I spent more than two decades in marketing and advertising for such notable clients as Alaska Airlines, Johnston & Murphy Shoes, Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Western Digital.
My experiences helping clients, and my passion for boating have been instrumental in allowing me to do what I really love— helping people achieve their dreams.
Scott Wallingford, Sales and Service Manager
Since hoisting sails at seven with my dad off the coast of California on a McGregor 26, I knew that I was in this for the long haul.
To me, this was greater than surfing. With nature on my side and with some skill I could guide a course to lands far far away. As many young swabs, I kept my nose in sailing magazines and Boat trader, writing in for brochures and scouting destinations on globes that one day I would visit on my own majestic sailboat.
That young dream wouldn’t rest, I had to know everything I could possibly know about sailboats. So in 2008, I began a career in boatyards & mechanics. Weekends were reserved of sailing my own San Juan 24 ‘First Crush’ with my son, Brad. See, I love this sailing sport and I can not comprehend the happiness it can offer.
As a professional in the sailboat industry and further studying for my nationally accredited marine surveyor certification, I venture far and wide searching for amazing sailboats. Furthering my education has granted me entrance to several boat builders around the globe, and on occasion, races too. In 2018, I competed in the Race to Alaska (10th overall) and the Phuket King’s Cup in Thailand (1st in cruising multihull division).
In the world of sailboats and sailors, it really does not matter how much you make or how much you know about sailing to climb aboard. As a professional sailboat broker I am thankful for the education I possess and I am here to help my fellow sailors improve their adventures on the water. Because that is what I do best and this is what I love.