See us at The Crick Boat Show 2018
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Mon May 14, 2018 at 10:30am

We will be exhibiting at The Crick Boat Show 2018

If you are looking to buy a narrow boat but you are unsure where to start your search,a great place to begin is the Crick Boat Show!

The show is held over the three days of the May Bank Holiday weekend and you will be able to visit lots of narrow boat brokers stands, so if you're looking to buy a narrowboat it's a great place to start because you'll be able to compare lots of narrow boat specifications in one place.

We will be exhibiting with our sister companies Venetian Marina and Cosgrove Park. If you are going to the Crick show be sure to come and see us in the Kingfisher Marquee on Stand KF8-15.

Our Crick Show Competition

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages in the week running up to the show for more details of what we are planning for our stand at the show.

To enter our Crick Boat Show Competition - Name The Crane, follow us on our social media sites listed above, and leave a comment with the name of the crane for a chance to win some amazing prizes.

Crick Competition Terms and Conditions.pdf

If you are looking for knowledgeable boating advice at the Crick Boat Show you should come and see Whilton marina, we have been buying and selling narrow boats since 1971, at our purpose built marina at Whilton Locks just 15 mins away by road from the showground.

Our Competition Winners Announced!

the winners of our crick boat show ' Name The Crane' competition are :

First place went to Mrs Holvey with the name 'Hercules' who chose the Sunday Lunch for two at The New Inn, Buckby Wharf

£200 Whilton Marina Chandlery Voucher courtesy of Whilton Marina went to Nancy. 

The Virgin Balloon Ride for one from Cosgrove Park went to J Dickson. 

River and Canal Rescue 12 months Bronze membership went to Helen Turner.

Towpath Talk 12 months membership went to Matthew Deer.

Waterways World 12 months membership went to Justin Bird.

Free set of moorings ropes from Whilton Marina Chandlery went to Trish Edwards.

A meal for two at the Brinjol Indian Restaurant in Weedon went to Collette. 

A regular breakfast for two at Whilton Marina Cafe went to Adrian Ridlington.

£25 Chandlery voucher from Venetian Marina Chandlery went to Phil Lepford. 

2 x free English breakfast or afternoon tea at Venetian Marina Tea Rooms went to Scott Falton.

Whats on

At Crick Boat Show this year visitors can take a free boat trip out onto the Grand Union Canal, Trip boats run every 10 minutes from 10.10am, each boat trip lasts 30 minutes.All trips are run by LNBP Community Boating who will be collecting small donations.

At the show you will also be able to take part in a variety of seminars, hosted by Mark Langley the Technical Editor of Waterways World. The seminars cover a large coverage of questions and answers for selling/buying a narrowboat, ensuring your boat is well maintained and to avoid any problems.if you are a novice or a seasonal boater make sure you do not miss this!

Fancy a go at boat handling? why not give it a go at this years show, the handling sessions are designed to build confidence and knowledge.  Hour long sessions will be taking place through out the weekend. Bookings for courses will be open shortly, keep an eye on this website to book your self in - Crick Boat Show

The Music headliners for this years show includes Dizzy Lizzie and ABBA Revival, Dizzy Lizzy will be performing the 70's & 80's rock songs. ABBA Revival will take to the stage on Sunday to deliver all the old ABBA classics.

Canal & River Trust will be there too, with there wildlife,historic displays,activities, workshops & children's  activities. 

There is also a VIP marquee with a tearoom, the tearoom is a quiet space to relax and enjoy savouries, homemade cakes and a selection of teas and coffees.


Get your Crick Boat Show tickets in advance to save up to 20% off the gate prices. Don’t forget to book your mooring or camping place in plenty of time too as places are limited!

Show dates and times

May Bank Holiday Saturday 26th May 2018 - Monday 28th May 2018

Crick Marina,

West Haddon




The Crick Boat Show 2018 will be open from 10am till 6pm every day except Monday 28th May, when it closes at 5pm.