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

Below are links to companies with boats at the 2019 Show. All boats will be open to view on Trade and Preview Day, Friday 24 May

For Saturday to Monday many companies have an "open boat" that can be viewed at any time durning the Show, but for others you may need to pre-book a viewing. If you wish to view a the boat from a specific company, do contact them before the Show find out if pre-booking is necessary. 

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 F)

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.

(Stand F)

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 F)

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 LB)

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 F)

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 F)

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 F)

Collingwood Boat Builders *

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

(Stand F)

Dudley Canal & Tunnel Trust

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

(Stand F)

Elton Moss Boatbuilders Ltd *

We are an award winning builder of bespoke luxury widebeam barges and narrowboats. Come and see our 60ft x 12ft Eco-Kingsley widebeam.

(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 electrically-powered Tyler Wilson tug-style narrowboat and a 57ft semi-trad narrowboat. Appointments needed to view.

(Stand LB)

JD Narrowboats *

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

(Stand F)

LNBP Community Boating

(Stand F)

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 F)

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 F)

New Concept Boats *

A 57ft trad-stern narrowboat sailaway with electric propulsion.

(Stand LB)

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 F)

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 F)

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 F)

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 F)

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 F)

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 F)

Tingdene Marinas Ltd *

(Stand LB)

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 F)

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 LB)

Wharf House Narrowboats Ltd *

(Stand F)

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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