PS Uri

Officially designated as a "Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark" by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the "Uri" has much to offer. Step aboard and watch the impressive steam engine drive the two red paddle wheels or feast your eyes on the ornate beauty of the 1st class dining salon. Because of its refined elegance and enclosed upper deck, this steamboat is well suited for truly exclusive, year-round events.

Listen to ship horn

The "Uri" is best suited for elegant private or corporate events with a high degree of grace and sophistication. It is also the ideal steamboat for weddings.

Information about the ship

Special features

Amazing 1st class salon with decorative wood carvings and painted ceilings
Cozy upper deck cabin for 18 people
Enclosed panorama restaurant on the upper deck

Only steamer suitable for winter operations

Seating Capacity

Main deck bow:24
Main deck - Salon:78
Upper deck Stern:64
Number of Salons:3

Technical data

Capacity800 passengers
Ship typeSalon steamer
BuilderSulzer, Winterthur
Maiden voyage8 May 1901
Overhauls1949, 1961, 1981, 1994
Engine2-cylinder steam
Propulsion2 paddle wheels
Top speed27.4 km/h
Weight293.5 t
Performance478 kw
Total length61.80 m
Total width14.00 m


Wheelchair toilet:yes
Baby change:yes
Play table for kids:no

Technical infrastructure

Audio:radio / CD
Wireless microphone:yes
Electronic presentation equipment/beamer:no

Charter prices

Start and finish in Lucerne - flat-rate prices for up to 170 people

1 hour:CHF   5'300.00
2 hours:CHF   7'600.00
3 hours:CHF   9'900.00
4 hours:CHF 12'200.00 
every additional hourCHF   1'800.00

Rates for passengers in Addition to the quoted amount for the group:
CHF 18.00/person for the first hour + CHF 3.00/person for each additional hour

Ground plan

  • Main deck bow
  • Main deck - Salon
  • Upper deck stern
  • Uri Lounge
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