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Tue May 31, 2011 at 1:42pm
Our free prize draw was very well recieved by all the visitors to our two stands at the Crick Boat Show, wiith over 1,000 applications for the draw!  We thought we would share this photograph with you all.  The draw will take place tomorrow and the three winners will be contacted by telephone or email.The winners will also be announced on our blogs soon, so keep following!The Whilton Team. 
Sat May 28, 2011 at 8:27am
Yesterday we put up our tent at the Crick Boat Show.  Here is the before and after pictures!  We are going to put the finishing touches to the tent this morning then we are all ready.....!  See you there! 
Sat May 28, 2011 at 5:59am
Good Morning Narrowboaters today is the start of the biggest inland waterways show of the year!Come and see the Whilton Team in the Kingfisher Marquee at the Crick Boat Show , just off the M1 Junction 18 in between Rugby and Daventry. Our two Ruby boats are moored on the marina polished and ready to view!Our stand in the Marquee displays the large stock of boats we have available to view only 15 minutes away from the Crick Show Ground!Look out for our promotional team and sales team who will be ....
Fri May 27, 2011 at 9:21am
So its the day before the Crick Boat Show....Just a reminder that Whilton Marina is only 6 Miles away from the Crick Show (by car) and Wigrams Turn Marina is only 8 miles away (by car)!  We also have an extensive selection of narrowboats (around 100!) for sale ranging from £9,950 to £84,950!!  We are open the whole bank holiday weekend from 9am till 6pm at both offices.See you there at the Crick Boat Show! 
Thu May 26, 2011 at 9:50am
There will be three promotional girls coming to the Crick Boat Show with us.  They will be giving out sweets and competition flyers and will be able to direct you to our stands, Whilton and Wigrams Turn Marina!
Wed May 25, 2011 at 4:35pm
Congratulations to a Mr and Mrs May who very appropriately are this months winner of the Wine and Windlass Competition. They are the proud new owners of Narrowboat Wren. The Whilton team hopes that they enjoy their new boat.
Wed May 25, 2011 at 8:32am
Look out for the Whilton Marina Marquee at the Crick Boat Show.  Come and see us there! Lets hope we don't need to use it because of rain and that the weather is nice and warm!
Tue May 24, 2011 at 5:41pm
Today six of our sales boats have had hull surveys, see below:Mejulie, Tog, Rooting Tooting, Twizzle, Shell Drake, Gaupita
Tue May 24, 2011 at 9:47am
We'll be taking two Ruby Range Narrowboats to the Crick Boat Show.  These are currently at a discounted special rate whilst stocks last (click here).  Majdi from the factory in China (where the boats are made) will also be around to answer any questions you may have!
Mon May 23, 2011 at 8:40am
At the Crick Boat Show we will be running a competition (anyone can enter and its free)!  All you need to do is go to our stand or speak to a member of staff to fill in a form.  Come and find out what the three prizes are!
Sun May 22, 2011 at 10:29am
Watch out for the Whilton Marina postcard at the Crick Boat Show!  We will be giving them out at the show!
Sat May 21, 2011 at 5:35pm
With just less than a week to go till this years Crick Boat Show, we would like to announce some of the things that we're going to be doing at the show.  Everyday from now until the Crick Boat Show we will be telling you one different thing that we'll be doing.1. We will be giving out Whilton Marina branded strawberry flavoured rock sweets at the Show - come and ask the staff for some or just help yourself from the Kingfisher Marquee or our Ruby Range Narrowboats. &....
Fri May 20, 2011 at 5:46pm
We have a large population of ducks at the Marina and we have one very large duck in particular who likes eating Waitrose's Madiera Cake!
Thu May 19, 2011 at 12:28pm
As it is our 40th this month the Daventry Express have done a feature on us! In the article Whilton Marina's Andy Robinson explains what a trail blazing idea Mr Steele had to dig out one of the first inland marinas.  See the picture below.  
Mon May 16, 2011 at 2:31pm
Tweet 19/101 A caravan storage compound was created in 1996 for 450 caravans at Whilton Marina
Thu May 12, 2011 at 6:01pm
In the run up to the Crick Boat Show and as part of our 40th Anniversary we are promoting a fabulous offer on our new Ruby Range narrowboats (44ft and 39ft). Anyone who buys one of these canal boats in May will qualify for a personalised discount voucher, worth up to £3,000. For more details of this amazing offer click here.
Wed May 11, 2011 at 4:03pm
During the 1970's we used to manufacture & sell fibreglass boats at Whilton Marina, using Buckingham Moulds, they were called Whilton 18 & 20.
Tue May 10, 2011 at 5:54pm
Out of the 16 people who work at Whilton Marina only two of us haven't fallen in yet!   
Sat May 7, 2011 at 11:21am
We currently have 102 narrowboat at whilton Marina either for sale or going through the sales process!  16 of these canal boats are at Wigrams Turn Marina and a couple are on their way here.  Never the less it is still a lot of narrowboats!
Sat May 7, 2011 at 10:16am
With only 3 weeks today until the Crick Boat Show opens lets hope that the weather isn't like it is today - lots of rain! Whilton Marina is only about 6 miles away from the Crick Show site, so it's probably raining there too!What ever the weather we will be there displaying all the narrowboats we have for sale and taking two of our Ruby Range Canal Boats too.
Thu May 5, 2011 at 5:17pm
We currently have 3 Barney Boats for sale here at Whilton Marina.  This is 5% of the total amount of Barney Boats as there were only 60 ever made!If you're in to Barney Boats then take a look at the ones we have for sale here at Whilton Marina!Little Marvel (£12,995), 32ft, 1974, Traditional Style Narrowboat.Melanie Jane (£18,950), 35ft, 1975, Traditional Style Narrowboat.Barnaby (£22,950), 45ft, 1975, Traditional Style Narrowboat.
Thu May 5, 2011 at 4:36pm
As mentioned in yesterdays blog we are collecting our first boat from Scotland!Take a look at a few of our pictures of the boat movers trip along the Caladonian Canal.Can you see the British Waterways lock keepers helping our boat movers!The Falkirk Wheel...Here are the British Waterways lock keepers with Whilton Marina's Robert Steele collecting their bottle of Whilton Marina branded wine.  It looks like the bottle of wine each was well deserved!
Thu May 5, 2011 at 10:12am
Only 23 days to this years Crick Boat Show!  Here at Whilton Marina we are getting more and more excited about it!We are proud to announce that all of our Ruby Range Narrowboats come with a three year engine warranty (we will be taking two Ruby Range Narrowboats to the Crick Boat Show)!  If you'd like some more information about the new narrowboats, then come and see us at our stand!Alternatively if you can't wait till then, then why not come and....
Wed May 4, 2011 at 3:49pm
Whilton Marina's first ever narrowboat collection from Scotland is currently crossing the Falkirk Wheel as we speak.  Pictures are to follow...For more information about the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland click here.