Seminars at Crick Boat Show

Boat Ownership Seminars

Whether you're just considering getting afloat, a novice or a seasoned boater, there is a seemingly endless amount to be learned about boat ownership and boating. Mark Langley, Technical Editor of Waterways World, hosts a series of Seminars to support both new and experienced boaters.

Seminars are designed to cover the most pertinent questions to consider when

  • buying a new or second hand boat
  • designing a new boat or refitting an older one
  • designing, improving and maintaining electrical systems for best performance
  • reducing your impact on the environment with green boating
  • living afloat
  • maintaining your boat - its engine and services; upgrades and safety

All talks are followed by an open question and answer session.

All Seminars at Crick Boat Show 2022 were filmed during the show and the resulting videos (and videos of Masterclasses and 27 boats presented by boatbuilders and fitters) are brought together to create Crick 2022 Online, which will be available from 1–31 August 2022


For more information on these talks click on the button below.

Boat Ownership Seminars »


Special Event

Launch of "Coast to Canal with Dee Caffari"

Dee Caffari, record-breaking round-the-world yachtswoman recently took to the inland waterways as a guest of Rich and Fran, 'Floating Our Boat' YouTubers, on their 58ft narrowboat Laura Maisie and made a two-part TV show about her experience. 

At 10.30am Saturday in the Seminar Theatre, join Fran and Rich and Paul Knox-Johnston from programme sponsors Haven Knox-Johsnton to watch the first public showing of episode one.

Fran and Rich will also briefly be available for a meet and greet at the Haven Knox-Johnston stand on Saturday and Sunday and their boat Laura Maisie can be seen at F21 on the Elton Moss Boatbuilders stand in the Marina.

Guarantee your front row seats at the Seminars

The seminars at Crick Boat Show are completely free to attend. However, as the seminars can get very busy you can guarantee a seat near the front of the Seminar Theatre by reserving a place at the Show Information Point for a nominal fee of £1. Bookings can be made ONLY ON THE DAY of the seminar, and are on a first-come, first-served basis and close 20 minutes before the Seminar starts.



Trade Seminars on Thurday 2 June

Two free-to-attend Seminars on Thursday 2 June for the trade only. Each is about 40 minutes with Q & A at the end. No need to reserve a seat, just roll up and take a seat.

10:15  Good Practice in Boatbuilding: making it work for the long-term for customers

with Mark Langley, Waterways World Technical Editor

11:15  Marketing your Business

with Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World and Crick Boat Show Director


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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 Waterside & Marina

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

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


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