Exhibitors 2022

Crick Boat Show exhibitors

In addition to boats on the water in the Marina and on the land in the Show Village, there are chandleries, boatbuilders, marinas and brokerage firms, and food & craft stalls at the June 2022 Crick Boat Show.

The list below is growing each week as new exhibitors are confirmed.

Companies marked * are taking part in Trade & Preview Day


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 2022

Below are links to companies who will have boats at the 2022 Show. All boats are open on Thursday for Trade & Preview Day.

Boat viewings

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



Aintree Boats *

Come and take a look at our 60ft semi-trad, reverse layout narrowboat and also our 40ft Beetle


(Stand F43 & 44)

Aquavista Waterside & Marina - Boat Sales *

Our knowledgeable Aquavista boat sales crew help people like you embark on their first, or next boating adventure. We’re here to help - whether we’re advertising and selling your boat, or finding you that perfect boat to buy. We’ve locations across the UK, or come and visit us at the show.


(Stand F27 to 33)

Braidbar Boats Ltd *

Braidbar Boats have been building narrowboats at the historic Lord Vernons Wharf for nearly 40 years, we are proud to have built nearly 200 bespoke boats. This year we are showcasing Desiderata No. 196, a beautifully presented 60ft liveaboard with hybrid engine and high tech gadgets.


(Stand F37)

Collingwood Boat Builders *


(Stand F1 to 11)

Elton Moss Boatbuilders Ltd *

We are an award-winning builder of bespoke luxury wide beam barges and narrowboats including full electric propulsion systems, disabled access boats and category C wide beams.  Come and see our electric narrowboat on stand F20 along with the bespoke Kensington narrowboat built for Rich and Fran of the ‘Floating Our Boat’ YouTube channel.


(Stand F20 & 21)

Finesse Boats Ltd *

A follow-on from our 2019 best wide beam winner, this all new fully electric VAT-free wide beam features a 30kw motor, 50kwh lithium battery, fold down rear deck, air conditioning with climate control, ultra modern two-tone kitchen with a full range of electric appliances and Corian worktops.


(Stand F46)

Lakeland Leisure Boat Sales *

A family owned and operated company with over 20 years experience, our marinas provide the perfect place for mooring your boat and exploring the best of the British waterways. We’re also proud to offer a premier brokerage service. Current locations include Cheshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and Essex.


(Stand F12)

Louis & Joshua Boatbuilders Ltd *

Fully fitted live aboard boats.


(Stand F45)

Mothership Marine *

Leaders in solar electric and sustainable boat building Mothership Marine will be exhibiting Falcon. A 58’ cruiser stern narrowboat with a 15kW water-cooled silent electric motor and 1.8kW of seamless solar. Falcons interior is made from reclaimed pitch pine and features many innovative design features like the drawbridge bed and CBD. Chaise-bed-diner.


(Stand F13)

Norton Canes Boatbuilders *

Norton Canes Boatbuilders has a long-standing reputation as one of the country’s leading boatbuilders - and it is now taking that same quality and integrity into its fast-growing brokerage business. Sarah Edgson and team will be showing two pre-owned narrowboats, a 70ft and 57ft, both traditional sterns with Beta 43s.


(Stand F49 & 50)

Oakums Narrowboats *

Our creation. Your story. We build your narrowboat as a lasting masterpiece to ensure your journey on the waterways is a pleasurable adventure. Our luxury 60ft narrowboats are build for both live aboard and leisure users; boasting an abundance of modern conveniences and storage without a complicated build process. At Oakums we take pride in our quality workmanship and outstanding customer service.


(Stand F38)

Ovation Boats *

UK builders of fully fitted narrowboats to your specification and ’ready of go’. This year we invite you to see our new 60ft reverse layout semi-cruiser narrowboat.


(Stand F34)

Smithwood Narrowboats *

Our boats this year are superbly built semi-trad electric hybrids.  One parallel (Beta Marine 43 diesel engine plus electric motor) on a 58ft Tim Tyler hull.  One serial (Bell Marine 20kw motor with Fischer Panda silenced generator). It has top of the range lithium batteries and technology normally reserved for super yachts.  This boat has been built as a live aboard - it has office space and underfloor heating and an exciting and radical colour scheme.


(Stand F40 & 41)

Sol Seeker Boats Ltd *

All of our boats are expertly fitted out to a very high standard, and are bespoke to each client. No boat is the same! We pride ourselves on quality and use only the best materials. Edward’s Den, a 65ft x 12ft 6in widebeam, is a beautiful representation of our work. We look forward to welcoming you!


(Stand LB1)

Stoke Boats *

In 2016, our Crick display narrowboat was Chrissie. This year we have invited owners Rob and Jill to bring Chrissie along again to show just how top class quality holiday and liveaboard boats from Stoke Boats maintain their looks, reliability and value. Welcome aboard.


(Stand F48)

Swan Boat Builders *

Whether it be narrowboat or widebeam, we will have the answer to all your needs. Bringing the latest technology to give you a floating Loxone powered smart home, a silent cruising hybrid boat or the classic traditional boat we all love to see. Let us bring your dream to the water.


(Stand F35 & 36)

Symphony Boats Ltd *

Symphony Boats are a new company, committed in building up-to-date, modern, stylish, self-sufficient and comfortable narrowboats, with all the creature comforts of a land-based home.

(Stand F51)

Thames Solar Electric Ltd *

Building innovative solar electric eco boats - from sailaway narrowboats to fully fitted luxury widebeams. We supply trade and self-builders with the equipment and technical support to do the same. We are showcasing our latest fully electric widebeam, complete with wood pellet boiler, air source heating and rainwater harvesting features.


(Stand F22)

The Bespoke Boat Company *

The Bespoke Boat Company are proud to showcase ”The Calverey” our 60ft x 12ft 6in widebeam. Based in Liverpool with over 20 years experience we have build slots available for 2022.


(Stand F52)

The New & Used Boat Co *

Aqualine Canterbury 6ft x 12ft widebeam with feature galley island. Pram cover. Ideal live aboard. Prices from £185,000


(Stand F18)

Tingdene Boat Sales *

Tingdene present the new Viking Canal Boats 70ft x 12ft 6in widebeam with two bedrooms, wet room, large saloon, and spacious galley. Beta 75 hp marine diesel, tiller steering, bow thruster, and Victron electrical systems as standard. At our sales offices we have a large selection of pre-owned boats to suit all budgets and lifestyles. Free sales berthing subject to terms.


(Stand LB2)

Tingdene Marinas Ltd *

Our 10 inland marinas give you access to the best of the UK’s cruising rivers. First-rate facilities, superb water front bars and restaurants, excellent boatyard facilities, plus friendly marina teams, will turn your boating dreams into a reality. Tingdene Marinas offer a unique boating experience throughout the UK’s inland waterways.


(Stand LB2)

Weston Boats *

Weston Boats will be showcasing a fully-electric drive 57ft cruiser stern narrowboat. This completely off-grid vessel will be app controllable, with some amazing tech onboard and a seriously high-end fit out, not to be missed. We look forward to seeing you at the show.


(Stand F42)

Favourite Boat in Show

The Favourite Boat in Show award is a tradition of Crick. The 2022 competion is sponsored by Haven Knox-Johnston and there with be two trophies - one the most admired narrowboat and one for the most admired widebeamt, as voted for by Show visitors.

Haven Knox-Johnson Boat Insurance

The result will be announced early afternoon on Sunday. Everyone who votes is entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Marks & Spencer voucher and voters can also enter a prize draw to win a year's free boat insurance from Haven Knox-Johnston (T&C apply). The winning exhibitor receives a trophy and a bottle of champagne.

See list of past winners »

Around the Marina 2022

Quayside at Crick Boat Show

A host of boating expertise can be found on the Quayside. High quality exhibitors from every aspect of inland boating welcome you to their marquees to browse and chat. 

Take the opportunity to talk to all the experts and find out more about what they have to offer.

All Quayside stands will be open on Trade and Preview Day

Boating Marquee 2022

The backbone of Crick Boat Show, the Boating Marquee is a large 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
• RYA acredited training •  Brokerage • Security •  Windows •  Insurance •   Solar panels •  Batteries •  Stoves
•   Maps and books • Electrical items & all things boating

Inside the Crick Boat Waterways World Boating Marquee

Companies marked * in the list are exhibiting on Trade & Preview Day


Show Village 2022

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.

Home to our land-based boat display, make sure you visit the Show Village to explore these boats as well as those afloat in the Marina.

The Show Village is a great place to pick up some exclusive Show-only offers and bargains.  Companies taking part in Trade & Preview Day are marked * in the list below.

Food & Craft Marquee 2022

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.

The Food & Craft Marquee 2023 is open Saturday to Bank Holiday Monday

Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May 2023

Trade & Preview Day Friday 26 May

Exhibiting at Crick Boat Show

Organised by leading media outlet for the inland waterways, Waterways World and backed by Canal & River Trust, Crick Boat Show is the biggest inland waterways event of the year, receiving over 26,000 visitors during the course of the Show.

In addition to opportunities to promote your business or organisation on the ground, the Show offers the widest and deepest reach to the inland waterways community of any media organisation. Build your presence in advance via our 50,000+ audience, during and after the show, combining digital, social media, print and PR.

The event brings together every facet of the inland waterways community - waterways users, prospective boat owner and industry. Whether your objective is to sell more, meet new and old customers, increase your leads, or to network – the show offers solutions to grow your business.

Trade & Preview Day (Friday 26 May 2023) offers a unique and focussed opportunity for you to meet with industry professionals, develop relationships and source products and services to enhance your business.

How we reach our consumer and trade audience

• Extensive and targeted digital marketing campaigns including Google Search, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and LinkedIn.

• Dedicated email promotions to our database of 12,000 opted-in inland boaters, prospective boat buyers and Crick visitors.

• Canal & River Trust email promotions to boat owners and Friends of CRT plus social media support

• Print advertising in Waterways World – the world’s best selling inland waterways magazine

• Crick Boating Times – free newspaper devoted to the Show with a total distribution of over 60,000 copies across the inland waterways and supermarkets within a 60 mile radius of Crick

• Dedicated and extensive PR campaign to specialist boating, national and regional press including trade title Waterways Network.

• Free Show Guide including exhibitor directory distributed to all Crick visitors.

• Masterclass Theatre – highly popular in 2022 - seminars conducted by exhibitors on a wide range of topics in a dedicated theatre and promoted as a key show feature.

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

Your 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 - year round listing
• Free listing in official printed 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 2023, simply contact Ian Sharpe ian.sharpe@wwonline.co.uk or phone 01283 742 977.

Click on the image to see the 2023 Exhbitor Guide.
Go to bottom of this page to download your Booking Form.

Exhibitors Guide 2023

Trade & Preview Day, Friday 26 May 2023 

The Trade & Preview Day, on the Friday before the Show opens fully to the public gives:

  • two hours at the start of the day for boating industry suppliers, customers and boatbuilders to meet each other while there is no public admittance.
  • from 12 noon to 6pm, up to 1,000 pre-booked visitors the opportunity to view boats and talk to equipment and service suppliers in depth, but at a relaxed pace.
  • more time for exhibitors to promoting their business, products and services to trade press.
  • free to attend seminar and workshop sessions on technical and management topics.
  • drinks reception for exhibitors at the end of Trade & Preview Day

We have constrained the cost of taking part in Trade & Preview Day with only very modest additional stand costs to that of being at the Show for the three days that are fully open to the public.

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 Satruday to Monday only.

Set up times will be adjusted to manage smoothly those exhibiting for the extra day, while also offering other exhbitors access to the Show site for set up on the Friday and on Satruday morning.

Click here to find out about Trade & Preview day tickets

Booking Forms

Use the buttons below for more information about exhibiting at Crick Boat Show May 2023 and to download your booking form


Waterways World

Waterways World is the biggest selling and longest-established inland waterways magazine.

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.


is organised by the publishers of Waterways World magazine

Waterways World  magazine


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