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 were on display at Crick 2017 .  

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 2017 show.

Favourite Boats of Show

The Favourite Boat of Show competition is a tradition of Crick. The 2017 competion is sponsored by Shawbrook and there are now awards for the most admired narrowboat and the most admired widebeam, as voted for by Show visitors.

2017 winners

Narrowboat - Bourne Boat Builders - Threpence Ha’Penny

Widebeam - Elton Moss Boatbuilders - Kingsley


Crick Boat Show 2017 Favourite Boats of Show winners - left Elton Moss Boatbuilders and right Bourne Boat Builders

Crick Boat Show 2017 Favourite Boats of Show winners (left) Elton Moss Boatbuilders and (right) Bourne Boat Builders after revieving their trophies from Shawbrook.

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.

Previous winners

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

Aintree Boats

25ft Beetle and 60ft bespoke semi-cruiser. (Stand F39 & 40)

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 F38)

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 LB2)

BCBM Boat Share Ltd

The UK’s leading boat share specialist, BCBM are this year displaying Breaking Dawn a 61ft semi-traditional narrowboat. (Stand F27)

Bourne Boat Builders

Meticulously hand-crafted from bow to stern, no detail is insignificant. It is this sustained aspiration to surpass that gives each Bourne boat its presence, operation quality and unmistakeable superior finish. (Stand F13 & 14)

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 F34)

Brayzel Narrowboats

45 x 10ft Dutch-styled, part completed - wysiwyg. Following on from last year's idea, but wider. Excellent liveaboard

(Stand LB3)

Burscough Boat Trading

Our hand-crafted new addition to the waterways, which can be tailored around the customer - plus its VAT free. (Stand F28-29)

Collingwood Boat Company Ltd

The largest canal boat builder in the UK. Manufacturing the Abode. Euro Cruiser and Pioneer fully fitted. We also manufacture sailaway line and sailaways to the public and industry. (Stand F6-11)

Electric Boat Association

Sunflower, a 45ft solar assisted electric narrowboat powered by a 48v Lynch motor. An environmentally friendly alternative for narrowboat cruising. (Stand F32)

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 F18-19)

Fernwood Boats Ltd

Stylish and sophisticated 62ft semi-cruiser on a Colecraft shell. Dovedale has a stunning and contemporary reverse layout. She sports hydraulic bow and stern thrusters and stainless steel electrically operated stern seating. Viewing by appointment. (Stand F35)

Finesse Boats Ltd

Finesse Boats now has exclusive rights to Jonathan Wilson shells. From steel to joinery, paint to upholstery, everything is contained on one site. (Stand F43)

Harvey's Joinery & Boatbuilders Ltd

Random Similar, the boss's boat for sale. 70ft liveaboard, 2 bedrooms, excellent spec, 7.5kVa generator, Beta Tug engine, Colecraft shell. A must see, very practical boat.

(Stand F15)

JD Narrowboats

58ft semi-trad live aboard. Enclosed front end for maximum cabin space. Beta 43hp with travel power. Built to the customer's specification. (Stand F37)

MGM Boats

(Stand F)

Marshland Boat Company

At MBC our mission is to build bespoke, contemporary, stylish widebeam barges, using the same superior quality that we have applied to all our high-end building projects.

(Stand LB6)

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 F41)

Narrowboats Ltd

Ideal to live aboard, ideal to cruise. The Pioneer 60ft x 9ft slimline widebeam exclusive to Narrowboats Ltd. A cleverley crafted liveaboard with the spacious feel of a widebeam, but freedom to cruise. (Stand F16-17)

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 LB1)


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 F42)

Stoke-on-Trent Boat Building

A fully painted off-white interior provides this 57ft semi-trad 4 berth narrowboat with a very light interior whilst still showing off the nice joinery and usual ‘Stokeboats’ top specification. (Stand F36)

The New & Used Boat Co

We will be exhibiting: Aqualine Canterbury (2 bed) 62ft x12ft; Hanbury Abode (2 bed) 70ft x 12ft; Hanbury Baby Eurocruiser (1 bed) 60ft x 10ft; Hanbury Monarch Additions 60ft x 12ft. (Stand F20-27a)

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 F18-19)

Tingdene Marinas Ltd

With nine excellent inland marinas and boat sales offices, Tingdene marinas offer an great choice of locations accross the UK, all with great facilities in lovely settings. See the new Tyler Broom narrowboat on our stand. (Stand LB5)

Tyler Broom

Previewing at Crick, the BRAND NEW Tyler Broom - an exciting collaboration between Tyler Wilson and Broom Boats to create a British-built modern and contemporary boat with unique handcrafted living space.

(Stand LB5)

Ultra Shipyard

Ultra Shipyard is a Polish based manufacturer specialising in widebeam live aboards and narrowboats, stainless steel, alu boats, electric powered engines. (Stand LB7)

Viking Canal Boats Ltd

65ft x 12ft 6in floating apartment, bespoke built, 20kW hybrid propulsion based on Beta 90hp engine, innovative Vetus rimdrive bow-thruster, sandblasted steelwork, spray-painted with two-pack epoxy and automotive lacquer. Viewing by appointment. (Stand LB4)

Virginia Currer Marine Ltd

Independent brokers with a range of secondhand narrowboats available to view in West London. We also sell widebeams, barges and residential boats. All can be viewed on our website, updated daily. (Stand LB6)

Wharf House Narrowboats Ltd

A high-tech high-spec narrowboat with electric propulsion designed with a disabled person in mind. Our chandlery will also be on site. (Stand F33)

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