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.


2019 Show

The Exhibitor Guide and Booking Forms for 2019 will be available during Septemeber 2018. We will be contacting 2018 exhibitors by email in late September regarding re-booking stand space.

With a specialised appeal of around 27,000 visitors, averaging £864 in individual spend, 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 3-day show passes*
• Free listing on the show 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 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.


Please choose from the following options:

Floating Marina Space

Exhibiting your boat on the water in Crick Marina is one of the best ways to showcase your company. The marina is at the heart of the show and the floating berths are always in high demand. We welcome both narrowboats and wide beams. Wide beams are charged for the additional berth space they require. Demand for this space is commonly greater than availability, so it is highly recommended that bookings are made as early as possible to secure your preferred berth and to avoid disappointment.

Land-based Marina Space

The land-based marina is the centrepiece of the Show Village. Exhibiting in this area allows visitors to inspect the hull and undertake a supervised visit through the boat’s interior. This position is ideal if you are bringing a wide-beam boat to the Show. A marquee can be erected at one end of the ‘berth’ to ensure visitors receive your full attention.


Please choose from the following:

Outdoor Quayside

One of the most popular areas on the event site. Situated on hard standing around the marina and in close proximity to our floating exhibits, this location enjoys excellent footfall and unique selling opportunities. Pitch sizes can be customised, but are subject to a minimum depth of 3m.

Outdoor Show Village

Located in the centre of the show, nestled between the marina and the Waterways World Boating Marquee, this is a superb location to attract the crowds. The Show Village is on grass and space is available at customised sizes with marquee hire available – please see booking form for details. All pitches are sold in whole metre increments only.


Please choose from the following:

The Waterways World Boating Marquee

The Waterways World Boating Marquee is the largest indoor exhibition area at the Crick Boat Show; exhibiting inside this main marquee is an excellent option with the greatest footfall of visitors each day. The marquee is light, spacious and fully carpeted and there are a range of stand sizes and locations. A carefully devised layout and a wide variety of businesses exhibiting ensure that visitors have plenty to choose from and the marquee remains busy throughout the Show, whatever the weather.

The Food & Craft Marquee

A separate marquee for food and craft traders and exhibitors. The marquee has flooring throughout. This is an ideal low-cost opportunity to make an impact at the Show whilst keeping valuable stock under cover. Stand prices do not include power, which can be ordered separately. There can be no cooking of food in this marquee.

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 Marina

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

Crick marina 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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