The Boats

Boats on show in the Marina at Crick Boat Show

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 will be on display at Crick 2018 .  

Presented by national and local boat builders and by brokers, the boats form the heart of the Show. The list below gives links to the websites of companies who will have boats at the 2018 Show.

Favourite Boats of Show

The Favourite Boat of Show competition is a tradition of Crick. The 2018 competion is sponsored by Shawbrook and there are two awards. One for the most admired narrowboat and one for the most admired widebeam, as voted for by Show visitors.




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 exhibitors receive a trophy and a bottle of champagne.

Previous winners

2017 Narrowboat - Bourne Boat Builders - Threpence Ha’Penny

2017 Widebeam - Elton Moss Boatbuilders - Kingsley

2016: 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

Boats on Show

Below are links to all the companies with boats at the Show. Many companies have an "open boat" that can be viewed at any time durning the Show, but for others you may need to pre-book a viewing. If you wish to view a the boat from a specific company, do contact them before the Show find out if pre-booking is necessary. 

Aqua Narrowboats (Stand F)

BCBM Ltd (Stand F)

Banks Martin

Banks Martin boats offer cavernous space, incredible amounts of light and the feel of luxury, plus stat-of-the art technology, like never seen before in the riverboat marketplace. (Stand LB)

Bickerstaffe Boat Company Ltd

Family company simply building stunning narrow boats - boat builders, owners, trainers. ”She’s a Bickerstaffe” follow us on Twitter @bickerboats. Proud members of BMF. Vetus approved installers. (Stand F)

Boating Leisure Services (Stand F)

Braidbar Boats Ltd (Stand F)

Elton Moss Boatbuilders Ltd

We are an award winning builder of bespoke luxury wide beam barges and narrowboats. Come and see our 70ft x 12ft Kingsley wide beam. (Stand F)

JD Narrowboats (Stand F)

Lifestyle Boat Solutions

Wide and narrow beam canal boats built to your individual specification. Bringing the luxury and comfort of your home to life on the water. (Stand LB)

New & Used Boat Co, The (Stand F)

Nottingham Boat Co Ltd

Our mission is to manufacture the absolute highest quality inland waterways craft, where we apply the very latest modern manufacturing techniques, driven by skilled technicians, using the the very best materials available to create boats with an uncompromising attention to detail. (Stand LB)


We aim to seamlessly integrate user-friendly technology and modern design into our high quality, affordable narrowboats, built on Tyler Wilson shells. See our show boat in the Marina. (Stand F)

Pintail Boats (Stand LB)


Sam (marine gas engineer) and Liz (circus performer/ astrophysicist) are experienced liveaboards now fitting out narrowboats. Their innovative designs integrate state-or-the-art technology with comfortable, environmentally friendly living.

(Stand F)

Wharf House Narrowboats Ltd

A luxury 48ft semi-trad narrowboat (Stand F)

Waterways World

Waterways World is the biggest selling and longest-established inland waterways magazine.

Every month, we explore the waterway system, test the latest boats and equipment, and look into the history and heritage of our canals – and our news coverage is unrivalled.

Canal & River Trust

In an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, the Canal & River Trust’s historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature.

We're the charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales

Crick Marina

Since opening in 1996, Crick Marina has become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country.

Crick marina has a great location on a 21-mile lock-free pound, ideal for relaxed weekends afloat, yet handy for all major cruising routes.


is organised by the publishers of Waterways World magazine

Waterways World  magazine sets first-party and third-party cookies so we can monitor and improve the effectiveness of our website. You can control this using your browser settings.