Crick Boat Show

   Crick Boat Show 2019


Crick Boat Show will celebrate its 20th year in 2019. Whilton Marina along with their 'sister companies’ Venetian Marina and Cosgrove Park will be attending this years Crick Boat Show over the May Bank Holiday.  We'll be on Stand WW8/15 in the Waterways World Boating Marquee, We are also taking two boats to the show this year that will be for sale, come and see us on pier F29-F30. All the Whilton Marina boats displayed on our stand can be viewed at the Marina which is only a 15 minute drive from the show.

Location and Directions Address:

Address: Crick Marina, West Haddon Road, Crick, Northants, NN6 7SQ

Directions: ·  By car - Exit the M1 motorway from junction 18, at the roundabout take the first exit on the A428 heading towards West Haddon and Crick, go straight over the next roundabout (taking the second exit), at the next roundabout take the first exit.  You will go over a bridge and then turn the next left.     

By boat - Crick Marina is located on the Grand Union Canal between bridges 12 and 13.  

Previous Crick Boat Shows attended by Whilton Marina

Whilton Marina along with it’s sister companies have attended all of the previous shows.  However Cosgrove Park and Venetian Marina first attended the show in 2012, after Venetian Marina was purchased by the group in December 2011.

Our Crick Show Competition

Every year we run a competition during the Crick Boat Show which is free for anyone to enter.

Winners of the competition Chosen by Special Guest 

Many thanks to our special guest Lindsay McCrae, BBC's Dynasties cameraman. Who chose the winners on behalf of Whilton Marina.


1st Place - Gary Frost who wins a luxury hamper for his photograph below;

2nd place - Ken Averill who wins a £50 glass voucher from Narrowboat Glass at Venetian Marina for his photograph below;

3rd place - Steven Clarke who wins the Waterways World and Towpath Talk subscriptions for his photograph below;

Congratulations to all winners. 

Thank you to all who entered, this years competition was a huge success with many entries. 

Many thanks to Narrowboat Glass, Waterways World and Towpath Talk for their prizes

About The Crick Boat Show

The Crick Boat Show is the largest inland waterways show in the UK and has been running since 2000. The show is a perfect opportunity to discover all you could ever want to know about the inland waterways and narrowboating in general. We have compiled a list of typical things you will find at the Crick Boat Show and Inland Waterways Festival.

Canal Boats and their accessories

If you’re interested in buying a new or used canal boat at the show, or you already own a narrowboat, there are a plethora of different products, services and advice to make the most of. In the marina basin the biggest collection of new canal boats is on show with many boat builders exhibiting their craft at the show.

If you’re looking for a used narrowboat then all of the larger brokers are there like us, Whilton and Venetian Marina.

Chandlery companies

Chandlery Companies set up shop displaying a large array of items for sale from engines, solid fuel stoves, to windlasses;

Boat Insurance and finance companies

Insurance & Finance companies exhibit, so you can speak to someone face to face if you’ve got a specific boating question you’d like to ask.

Canal Boat Advice

If its advice that you’re looking for then there is usually a seminar area where Waterways World, Canal and River Trust, River Canal Rescue and The Residential Boat Owner’s Association will answer questions in topic areas including buying a boat, living aboard and boat maintenance.

Narrowboat rides

If you are thinking about getting into narrow boating as a hobby, or considering it as your new way of life. Then taking a canal boat trip at the Crick Boat Show is a great place to experience cruising on the canal and seeing if you like it!

A Great Day Out At The Crick Boat Show

This makes a great day out if you’re looking for somewhere to take your kids.There is always plenty for families to do. The Crick Boat Show features a traditional funfair with carousel, face painting, all weather inflatable area as well as educational play.

Entertainment and live music

There is live music day and night with acts that have a boating feel to them, food and craft marquees with a selection of food available, cookery demonstrations, and a real ale bar.There is something for everyone.

Normal opening dates

The Crick Boat Show is usually held on the last May bank holiday weekend on the Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday Monday.

Camping or Mooring at The Show

If you’re coming from far away to the show then you can either camp on site or moor at the marina. Take a look at the Crick Boat Show website for more information about this.

Ticket information

Ticket’s are available in advance, saving up to 15% (advance ticket discount only available up to 4 days before the show) on the gate price and can be purchased through the Crick Boat Show website.

See the Crick Boat Show website for more visitor information.