"Wrighty"Alan Wright’s autobiography describes his early interest in boats and his chequered career of unusual occupations until he settled into boat construction, tutorship and boat design. This book also contains photographs and short descriptions of the yachts, power catamarans and racing anecdotes from New Zealand’s most prolific designer plus his devotion to family participation.Alan had the good fortune to enter a sunrise industry that remained buoyant until the new millennium, when faceless big business began to edge out the priceless personal touch. Spanning over 80 years, Wrighty’s story is a good read, full of serendipitous experiences, humour and quite remarkable achievement.