The Boats

Boats on show in the Marina at Crick Boat Show

The colourful boats set the scene at Crick Boat Show. Both narrowboats and wide beams will be on display. With more than 40 boats on the water in the marina, and 10 to view on land in the centre of the Show Village, Crick 2018 has more boats than any previous year.  

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 have boats at the 2018 Show.

Favourite Boats in Show

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




2018 Winners

Announced mid-afternoon on Monday, the visitors' choice for the most admired narrowboat 2018 is awarded to Braidbar Boats 'Elizabeth Ann'. While the widebeam that attracted the most votes is Burscough Boats 'What's The Hurry'.

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The Braidbar Boats team with the Favourite Narrowboat of Show trophy.

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See list of previous winners »


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. 

See Canal Boating Times Boats on Show feature »

Aintree Boats

57ft semi-trad with Victron inverter, bow thruster and Beta Marine 43, plus the 30ft Beetle.

(Stand F39 & 40)

Aqua Narrowboats

A stunning 65ft with large cruiser stern, contemporary interior in grey, white and soft blue with reflective surfaces to add interest and light. A high-spec boat with lithium ion battery bank, Beta 50 engine, bow thruster, double glazing, satellite, bow thruster, artificial teak decking and wifi .

(Stand F38)


(Stand F27)

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 LB4)

Bear Boating Ltd

”LittleDUKE 10ft x 45ft widebeam by bearBOATING. A ”hire” standard in boating holidays and interior design. Build slots available for 2018.

(Stand F29)

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 F43 & 44)

Boating Leisure Services

(Stand F41)

Bourne Boat Builders Ltd

Bourne Boat Builders is a well established, award winning, family run business based in Penkridge, Staffordshire.

(Stand F15 &16)

Braidbar Boats Ltd

N/b Elizabeth Anne looks traditional from the outside but boasts modern functionality on the inside. This year we bring you a stunning high spec 66.5 ft boat with hybrid drive, full electric cooking and some very clever storage, even somewhere to hang your bikes!

(Stand F34)

Burscough Boat Trading Ltd

Come and look at our high specification 62 x 12ft wide beam liveaboard. Oak fit out, fitted kitchen with granite, bathroom with granite, 2 bedrooms. John Deere 90hp with inboard generator, satellite, solar, 4G wifi.

(Stand F26-27a)

Collingwood Boat Builders

Eight craft in collaboration with New & Used Boat Co and Narrowboats Ltd, among which will be a selection of narrow- and wide-beams including the Baby Euro (10ft beam), Euro Cruiser (12ft beam), Abode (12ft beam), Hoxton, Monarch and Pioneer (9ft beam) models. There will also be two boats completed to sailaway level.

(Stand F)

Electric Boat Association

Welcoming visitors onto their electric boat, the EBA will be promoting the many benefits of electric boats such as being noise-free and pollution-free, plus the advantages of joining their organisation.

(Stand F32)

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 F22-23 & 24)

Fernwood Boats Ltd

(Stand F35)

Finesse Boats Ltd

With dedicated attention to detail and the driving force being quality, all aspects of your bespoke build are covered in-house, incorporated in to award-winning Jonathan WIlson shells.

(Stand F45)

Innovative Eco Homes

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 F36)

JD Narrowboats

(Stand F37)

Kings Lock Chandlery

Our display boat features chilled water air conditioning, bow and stern thruster with easy dock, Whisper power generator and inverter, LED lighting system, and lots of other items supplied to our trade and retail partners. And our usual marquee will be on the Quayside with the best deals at the Show.

(Stand F25 & Q32)

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 LB3)

Narrowboats Ltd

(Stand F)

New & Used Boat Co, The

A selection of craft including the Euro Cruiser, Abode and Monarch widebeam models.

(Stand F& Q27)

New Concept Boats

Established in 2004 as a small family form. New Concept Boats are proud to offer bespoke designed and fitted narrow and widebeam boats. Come and make a bid on our stock boat at the Show.

(Stand F46-47)

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 LB8 & 9)


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)

Pintail Boats

(Stand LB5)

Smithwood Narrowboats

58ft Tim Tyler semi-trad shell fitted out to the highest standards with solid oak and a modern interior. 42hp Canaline engine, electric ballast adjustment, automatic Pullman design dinette and much more.

(Stand F17)

Stem to Stern Ltd

High quality spec built 57ft reverse layout semi-traditional narrowboat with a modern feel.

(Stand F31)

Tingdene Marinas Ltd

Berths available now in any of our nine marinas for all types of boat including narrowboats, wide-beam barges, Dutch barges, sea boats, and river cruisers.

(Stand LB6 & 7)

Viking Canal Boats Ltd

Celebrating 10 Years in Business!

(Stand LB2)

Wharf House Narrowboats Ltd

A luxury 48ft semi-trad narrowboat

(Stand F33 )

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