Exhibitors 2019

Crick Boat Show exhibitors

In addition to boats on the water in the Marina and on the land in the Show Village, there were chandleries, boatbuilders, marinas and brokerage firms, and food & craft stalls at the 2019 Crick Boat Show.

Company information will be listed here...


The Boats

Boats on show in the Marina at Crick Boat Show

The colourful boats set the scene at Crick Boat Show. Presented by national and local boat builders and fitters and also by brokers, there are narrowboats and wide beams on display on water in the Marina and also on land at the heart of the Show Village.

Boats on Show 2019

Below are links to companies with boats at the 2019 Show.

Aintree Boats *

At Crick this year a 40ft Aintree Beetle and a 57ft semi-cruiser stern narrowboat with Josher-style bow and Beta engine. Features a solid-oak floor and a pullman-style dinette.


(Stand F39 + 40)

Aqua Narrowboats *

60ft semi-trad narrowboat. Stunning high-spec boat with a nod to tradition. Lots of solid oak and ash, t&g ceiling, huge galley, granite worktops, oak floor, DG windows, pigeon boxes, bow thruster and more. Viewing by appointment only.


(Stand F38)

BC Boat Share Ltd *

Come and see how shared ownership could really work for you. With shares from £1,500 it means owning a narrowboat can be affordable for 4 weeks holiday a year too.


(Stand F27)

Banks Martin *

Tradition in the brand, contemporary in the style, modern in the build... With Banks Martin boats you get a luxury finish combined with light, space, comfort and the latest technology.


(Stand LB3)

Bickerstaffe Boat Co Ltd *

We Design > We Build > We Train > We Support. We are ”The Bickerstaffe Boat Company”. Follow an entire build from start to finish with the link below. We will be showing two of our beautiful boats at this years Crick Boat Show.


(Stand F43 + 44)

Boating Leisure Services *

Builders of bespoke narrowboats and widebeam. At the SHow this year, narrowboat ’Two Hoots’ - a 60ft cruiser stern, reverse layout using predominately solid ash. Built for comfortable, convenience and long-term cruising.


(Stand F41)

Braidbar Boats Ltd *

Winners of Favourite Narrowboat in Show 2018, this year at Crick we have a 60ft 4-berth narrowboat with stunning paintwork and a bespoke cratch cover. Corian breakfast bar, stained-glass doors, Prebit lighting, Charnwood stove and Webasto heating.


(Stand F34)

Collingwood Boat Builders *

Manufacturers of narrow and widebeam canal boats for over 40 years.


(Stand F1-11)

Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust

See our motor narrowboat Sagitta its original 1935 GUCCC colours and livery moored in the Historic Boats area.


(Stand F)

Finesse Boats Ltd *

With dedicated attention to detail and quality, all aspects of your bespoke build are covered in-house on award-winning Jonathan Wilson shells. See three boats on the land - a 70ft x 13ft beam Brigantine with 2 bedrooms and featuring a collapsible hydraulic wheelhouse; an electric-powered Tyler Wilson tug-style narrowboat and a 57ft semi-trad narrowboat. Appointments needed to view.


(Stand LB6-8 )

JD Narrowboats *

We have been building bespoke narrowboats since 2003, producing sailaways and full fits in narrow and wide beam, all to customers’ requirements.


(Stand F37)

Mothership Marine *

Solar electric and hybrid narrowboat builders. Emphasis on quality and tradition. Mothership bring innovation in practical but elegant solutions. See ”Shine” a 57ft electric narrowboat with semi-trad stern 10kW electric drive, solar panels and a back-up generator.


(Stand F32)

Narrowboats Ltd *

Narrowboats Ltd specialise in new and used boat sales. This year we are exhibiting the new Hoxton Class 65ft x 12ft 6in widebeam; the Monarch Class 60ft x 12ft 6in widebeam and the Narrowboat Sailaway Lined class 60ft.


(Stand F1-13)

Narrowboats of Distinction *

Bespoke designs, quality workmanship, affordable prices. Midlands based. Small personal company building two boats a year. At the show see NB Seaglass - a 65ft semi-cruiser stern, reverse layout, unique design with many innovative features


(Stand F35)

Ortomarine *

We build high-qualiity, modern narrowboats with Tyler-Wilson shells, incorporating our unique boat monitoring system. See our ultra-modern hybrid narrowboat ”Watt Knott” in the Marina.


(Stand F42)

Peter Sackett *

PeJo is a beautiful 57ft narrowboat with a bespoke reverse layout, top-end fit out with some very unique features such as an electric bed. Also has separate utility room.

(Stand F28)

Smithwood Narrowboats *

We are bringing Lady Penelope back to Crick, as last year she was not quite finished. See the completed boat fitted out to the highest standards in oak with a modern feel throughout.


(Stand F20)

Swan Boat Builders *

Swan Boats first Crick show will see us exhibiting a fantastic specification, yet very affordable 58ft reverse layout cruiser narrowboat. Quality, value and a life time of support. No appointment necessary.


(Stand F36)

The New & Used Boat Co *

We will be exhibiting five boats: Aqualine Canterbury - a 68ft wide beam cruiser; Aqualine Madison 60ft narrowboat; A 60ft Eurocruiser wide beam; The Monarch Additions - a 60ft ¶wide beam cruiser for DIY fit-out; and The Shearwater, a 60ft narrowboat.


(Stand F12-19 )

The Northwich Boat Company *

We offer a range of wide beam sailaways along with fully fitted narrowboats and wide beams. Come and speak to us at out stand to find out more


(Stand F21 -23)

Tingdene Marinas Ltd *

Tingdene Boat Sales partner with Colecraft for a range of narrowboats and wide beams. On display the 52ft narrowboat and new wide beam range with the 66ft x 10ft 4in specifically designed for navigating the Cambridgeshire Ouse. Other models available include 41ft, 46ft 58ft narrowboats and a 12ft 6in wide beam range in 60ft, 65ft and 70ft lengths. Tingdene Marinas guarantee a berth at one of our 9 marinas with all boats sold. We also have a large selection of pre-owned wide beams and narrow boat


(Stand LB4)

Tristar Boats Ltd *

We have the expertise to build to your requirements and the imagination to see beyond the typical fit-out. Come and see this example of our work - a classy hybrid narrowboat.


(Stand F45)

Viking Canal Boats Ltd *

May Contain Nuts - 58ft x 12ft 6in, 4-berth, apartment-style, wide-beam with a wrapped cruiser stern. Beta 60hp engine and 95kgf bow-thruster.


(Stand LB2)

Wharf House Narrowboats Ltd *


(Stand F33)

Favourite Boats in Show

The Favourite Boat in Show award is a tradition of Crick. The 2019 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.




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.

See list of past winners »


Around the Marina 2019

Quayside at Crick Boat Show

A host of boating expertise can be found on the Quayside.


Waterways World Boating Marquee 2019

The backbone of Crick Boat Show, the Waterways World Boating Marquee is huge floored marquee filled with waterway related products, services, associations  and businesses. It is an essential part of the Crick Boat Show experience.  

Boating Marquee exhibitors include: 

• Boat builders •  Marinas •  Lighting •  Rescue services •  Paints • Holidays •  Hire boats
•  Security •  Windows •  Insurance •  Propellers •  Solar panels •  Batteries •  Stoves
•  DVDs •  Maps and books • Electrical items & all things boating

Inside the Crick Boat Waterways World Boating Marquee


Show Village 2019

Crick Boat Show Village

Our Show Village is a bustling outdoor area of the Show with a large number of exhibitors. Located adjacent to the main food court, and around the Land Boats, it’s the ideal area to enjoy a gentle post-lunch stroll. 

The Show Village is a great place to pick up some exclusive Show-only offers and bargains. 



Food & Craft Marquee 2019

Inside the Crick Boat Show Food & Craft Marquee

The Food and Craft Marquee is the place to find artists and crafts people as well as a wide selection of fine gourmet food specialists offering tasty samples of their culinary delights and product demonstrations. It is an ideal place to browse.


Why Exhibit?

Crick Boat Show is the ideal opportunity to showcase your business. Located in the scenic setting of one of the country’s most sought-after marinas, and with an extensive range of boats, boating businesses and waterway activities, Crick Boat Show is the only inland boat show and is the focal point of the inland waterways calendar.

To enquire about being an exhibitor at Crick Boat Show 2020 email ian.sharpe@wwonline.co.uk

2020 is the 21st Crick Boat Show

After the sucess of our first Trade & Preview Day last year, the 2020 Crick Boat Show will again hold this event on the preceding Friday for inland waterway business visitors and for Preview Day ticket holders.

We also welcome exhbitors who wish to take part only for the regular Saturday to Monday Show days and zone the Show site to reserve a large number of spaces for these three days. See the Exhbitor Guide for full information.

Trade & Preview Day, Friday 22 May 

The Trade & Preview Day, on the Friday preceding the Show gives:

  • boating industry suppliers, customers and boatbuilders time to meet at the start of the day in two hours with no public admittance
  • up to 1,000 pre-booked visitors the ability to view boats and talk to equipment and service suppliers in depth, but at a relaxed pace between noon and 6pm.
  • exhibitors the opportunity to spend more time promoting their business and products to trade press.

For Trade & Preview Day, the Show site is zoned (see site plan) to keep areas available for exhibitors who wish to take part for the traditional three days Saturday to Monday only.

Click on the image to see the 2020 Exhbitor Guide.
Go to bottom of this page to download your Booking Form.

Exhibitors Guide 2020


Crick Boat Show has a specialised appeal of around 27,000 visitors, plus a full range of fringe activities, including a live music programme and real-ales available in the entertainment and bar area morning 'till night.

Exhibition space is priced to suit all budgets and comes as part of an enhanced exhibitor package.

Your main exhibitor benefits:

All exhibition bookings come complete with a number of benefits, included in the price: 

• A number of free weekend show passes*
• Free listing on the Exhibitors page of this website with a link to your own website
• Free listing in official Show Guide
• Special rates on entry tickets for your guests
• Advertising and sponsorship packages available
• Priority advance booking for our on-site camping and online moorings
• Access to the VIP Marquee
• Free exhibitor car parking 

*Number depends on the type and size of exhibit

If you’d like to find out more about exhibiting at the Crick Boat Show, simply contact Ian Sharpe ian.sharpe@wwonline.co.uk or phone 01283 742977. You can also download our Exhibitor Guide 2020.

Use the buttons below for more information about exhibiting at Crick Boat Show 2020 and to download your booking form

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