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 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 Boat of Show

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

NEW For 2017 - there will be two categories to the Favourite Boat of Show; one for the most admired narrowboat and one for the most admired widebeam. The 2017 competion is sponsored by 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.

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 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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

Marshland Boat Company

At MBC our mision 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)

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)

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. 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)

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