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A huge thank you to everyone who exhibited at the 2023 Crick Boat Show

We are already starting to work on plans for 2024 and can confirm the dates as the Late May Bank Holiday, 25-27 May 2024, with Trade & Preview Day on Friday 24 May.

Booking for 2024 Show

We plan to open bookings for the 2024 Show in September 2023, so watch this space. We will contact all 2023 exhibitors by email during September about booking for 2024.

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 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 14,000 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 2023 - presentations 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

For information about exhibiting, contact r.grignon@wwonline.co.uk or call Rachael Grignon on 01283 742 964

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