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:

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 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.


Runners Up

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

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 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.

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