Avri is graduate of youth sailing organization "Hapoel" where he found his love to the sea and boats. After his Army service he worked in the Radio Cost Station 4XT in Jaffa. With the the opening of the Marina Tel Aviv in 1974 he served as Yachting and Navigation instructor. Was the owner and skipper of the "Galatea" the first professional charter yacht. cruising the Mediterranean and the Read Sea. Avri, founded the Yachting Magazine "Sailing News" and served as the editor during it's 10 years of publishing.