The Boats

The colourful boats set the scene at Crick Boat Show. With several dozen boats on the water in the marina, and more to view on land in the centre of the Show Village, both narrowboats and wide beam boats were on display at Crick 2016 .  

Presented by national and local boat builders and by brokers, the boats on display form the heart of the show. The list below gives links to the websites of companies at the 2016 show.



Favourite Boat of Show

The Favourite Boat of Show competition is a tradition of Crick.

The boat with the most votes from vistors receives the award of Favourite Boat of Show, and the result is announced mid-afternoon on Monday. Everyone who votes is entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Marks & Spencer voucher and Waterways World subscription. The winning exhibitor receives a trophy and a bottle of champagne.

2016 winner Boating Leisure Services - Silver Melody

2015: Boating Leisure Services - Columbus

2014: Boating Leisure Services - Shackleton

2013: Navigation Narrowboats - Emily

2012: MGM Boats - Snail’s Pace

Aqua Narrowboats

Stunning 60ft semi-cruiser stern, All You Need Is Love is a wonderful blend of contemporary and traditional: solid oak flooring, stainless steel radiators, double-glazed portholes and granite work surfaces. Steelwork blasted and two-pack epoxy spray-painted for a superb gloss finish. (Stand F)

Aqueduct Marina and Knights Narrowboats

New 57ft custom built narrowboat from Knights Narrowboats and facilities at Aqueduct Marina, Cheshire, which include moorings, brokerage, chandlery, engineering and painting. (Stand LB)

BCBM Boat Share Ltd

The UK’s leading boat share specialist, BCBM are this year displaying Breaking Dawn a 61ft semi-traditional narrowboat. (Stand F)

Braidbar Boats Ltd

Stylish 62ft semi-trad narrowboat on a Tim Tyler shell. Beautifully fitted out, including quartz worktops, burnt and oiled solid oak flooring, walk-through bathroom, and traditional layout. Viewing by appointment. (Stand F)

Burscough Boat Trading

Our hand-crafted new addition to the waterways, which can be tailored around the customer - plus its VAT free. (Stand F)

Electric Boat Association

A vision of the future - a 16m narrowboat The Ross Barlow, converted to hydrogen hybrid propulsion with the only by-products being heat and pure water. (Stand F)

Elton Moss Boatbuilders Ltd

We are bespoke builders of high-quality widebeams, narrowboats and Dutch barges. Come and see our 65ft x 12ft Kingsley live-aboard. (Stand F)

Fernwood Boats Ltd (Stand F)

MegAStar Narrowboats

A reverse layout 57ft semi-cruiser, beautifully finished. Double-glazed, quartz worktops, solid oak floors, solar, powered by Beta Marine. A stunning live-aboard or long-range cruiser. Viewing by appointment. (Stand F)

Nottingham Boat Co Ltd

Our mission is to manufacture inland waterways craft suitable for living aboard and holidaying, with uncompromising attention to detail, quality and using only the best modern equipment to deliver reliable, affordable luxury and comfort. (Stand LB)

The Northwich Boat Company

We offer a range of sailaways and fully fitted narrowboats and wide-beams. Come and speak to us at our stand. (Stand F)

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