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Favourite Boats of Show 2017

With awards this year for the most admired narrowboat and for the most admired widebeam, there are two winners: Bourne Boat Builders' narrowboat Threpence Ha'penny and Elton Moss Boatbuilders' Kingsley widebeam.

Bourne Boat Builders win Favourite Narrowboat of Show - Crick Boat Show 2017

Bourne Boat Builders with their Favourite Narrowboat of Show trophy.

Elton Moss Boatbuilders win Favourite Widebeam of Show - Crick Boat Show 2017

The Elton Moss Narrowboats team celebrate their Favourite Widebeam of Show award.

2017 Runners up are narrowboat Mei Long by Braidbar Boats Ltd and widebeam Pioneer from Narrowboats Ltd


2017 a Record Show

“With terrific weather over the weekend there was a record attendance this year. Sunday was particularly glorious; the crowds flocked in and, as with Saturday, we had to call our overflow car park into action. Even the bit of rain on Monday did not seem to dampen spirits with a good crowd continuing to enjoy the show.

Exhibitors reported very healthy levels of business, with boat-builders securing good orders and all other stand-holders were delighted with the visitor numbers. Over 1,000 show-goers enjoyed free boat trips along the Grand Union Canal, and more than 2,000 attended the free seminars on boat-ownership.

There was a really friendly and relaxed atmosphere at the event, which is a showcase for the industry as well as an opportunity for members of the inland boating world to come together to meet old friends and make new ones. And we were entertained with two terrific nights of high-quality music from T-Rextasy and Fleetwood Bac. Now we need to think how to top that in 2018!”

Peter Johns, Show Director

The 2018 Crick Boat Show dates are Saturday 26 to Monday 28 May.


Watch the video from the 2016 Show

A marina full of boats, over 250 exhibitors, live music, food, 26,000 visitors, lots of dogs, and more!  See the atmosphere of Crick Boat Show captured here in our video of the 2016 Show. 

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