The Uri is a true blue-water motorsailer, uniquely designed to be operated and enjoyed by a wheelchair-bound paraplegic. Built in 1992 at Damstra shipyards in Holland, she is spacious and comfortable for 4-6 people, with two bedrooms below, a large enclosed galley and lounge abovedecks, and ample fore and aft sundecks. Maintained with love and care, the Uri's hull is 100% aluminum for longevity and durability. A true one-of-a-kind yacht, the Uri is uniquely comfortable and capable vessel for all aboard.
|Displacement||38 metric tonnes|
|Engine||Perkins M165T, 150hp|
|Generator||Kohler 16 KW|
|Fuel Capacity||3200 liters|
|Freshwater Capacity||1600 liters|
|Sail Area||128.5 m2|
The Uri was conceived and commissioned by Udi, a 60-year-old paraplegic. He has sailed her for several months every summer since she was launched in 1993, sailing throughout the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and even the UK.
Udi has invested love and care in designing, sailing, and maintaining the Uri; she is a unique and irreplacable treasure. In all of his travels, he has never seen a boat so uniquely optimized for the needs of the handicapped.
The Uri is no superficial makeover of an existing yacht—she was designed for full accessibilty above and belowdecks. Galley, shower, head, and engine room are all wheelchair-friendly, enabling usage and maintenance by the owner. Thought was given to getting on and off the boat as well; the Uri boasts an aft Hydraulic crane and wide gangways for easy embarkation and disembarkation from any pier. Important controls have been placed within reach of a seated person, from lightswitches to winches. You'll find accessibility evident in many thoughtful details throughout the boat; she is a truly accessible motorsailer.