Crick Boat Show
Crick Boat Show 2017
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. 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: Crick Marina, West Haddon Road, Crick, Northants, NN6 7SQ
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 many, if
not 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.
Crick Boat Show Photography Competition - Winners Announced
Our Crick Boat Show Photography Competition was fantastic this year,Thank you to all those who submitted their images, See the winning Top 5 entries below:
1st - Diane Richmond - £200 Whilton Marina Chandlery voucher
2nd - Deb Moon - Virgin Balloon Ride for two people from Cosgrove park, sponsored by Cosgrove Park.
3rd - Rory White - Waterways World Magazine 12 month subscription (sponsored by WW)
4th - Lesley Adamson - Set of mooring ropes (sponsored by Whilton Marina Chandlery)
5th - Tamara Napper - Virgin Balloon Ride for two people from Cosgrove Park, sponsored by Cosgrove Park.
Helen Walker - Boat Safety examination sponsored by W A Shrubb Narrowboats, Daventry.
Andrew Brady - Day Boat Hire for up to 10 people including diesel and gas from 09.00 to 1800 subject to availability, sponsored by Jevon Boats
John Galloway - Free engine service at Venetian Marina
Tim Crowson - 3 course meal for 2 with a bottle of wine – The Hayhurst Arms at Bostock Green Middlewich
Matt Smith - Meal for two at the Brinjol Indian restaurant Weedon (sponsored by the Brinjol)
Geoff Dykes - Free full English breakfast with Tea/coffee at Venetian Tea Rooms
A Cooke - Towpath Talk 12 month subscription (sponsored by TT)
Elizabeth Jones - £25 Chandlery voucher from Venetian Marina Chandlery
Alison Turton - Narrowboat hull survey from Craig Allen (includes free haul out at Whilton Marina)
Stuart Mack and Hettie - River Canal Rescue 12 months bronze membership (sponsored by RCR)
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 set
up shop displaying a large array of items for sale from engines, solid fuel
stoves, to windlasses;
Boat Insurance and
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
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
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
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’s are available in advance, saving up to 20% on the
gate price and can be purchased through the Crick Boat Show website.
See the Crick Boat Show website for more visitor information.