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 »

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