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 2024

Below are links to companies that will have boats at the 2024 Show. All boats were open for Trade & Preview Day.

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.

ABNB Ltd *

ABNB has been selling boats nationwide since 1995. Based at North Kilworth Marina, our small team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the inland waterways sector and are on hand seven days a week to answer your questions. We pride ourselves on providing a professional but friendly brokerage service.

(Stand F)

Barrus *

Barrus has partnered with Bramble Energy to deliver a hydrogen-powered fuel/cell battery hybrid narrowboat.

(Stand F)

Bluewater Boats Ltd *

A 60ft bespoke square stern electric propulsion narrowboat finished with an oak and painted interior and a 60ft bespoke narrowboat style barge.

(Stand F)

Boat Sales by Aquavista *

Finding the perfect boat and selling your boat has never been easier. Whether you're a seasoned cruiser or a first-time buyer, come and see us at the Aquavista ‘Tillers & Tankards’ festival village to view the Fareham, a brand-new 60ft narrowboat, the Hampton, a brand-new 70ft widebeam and our unique Waterlodge, designed for those wanting a bit more space and less maintenance than a boat. We’ll also have a range of pre-owned boats for sale at the show. Our Boat Sales team will be on hand to also help you find the perfect mooring in one of our 29 marinas. We’re ready, are you? Let’s go.

(Stand F)

Braidbar Boats *

We have been building narrowboats for over 40 years at the historic Lord Vernon’s Wharf on the Macclesfield Canal. Having won the Favourite Boat in Show in 2023, we are looking to welcome people back to see our latest build. This year we are showcasing ’Est Tempus’ No. 207 which is traditional in look but with all the ultra modern features. All handbuilt from our skilled and talented team, here in Cheshire.

(Stand F)

Colecraft *

(Stand LB)

Elton Moss Boatbuilders *

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 boat in the marina.

(Stand F)

J F Boat Building Limited *

66ft semi-trad narrowboat based on a Tim Tyler Hull with a josher bow. The boat is a fully bespoke boat built to a customer’s specification with features such as 2 bedrooms, beta 50 with 5kva travel power, bow thruster and much more. We build fully bespoke to customers’ requirements.

(Stand F)

Lakeland Leisure Estates *

Offering leisure and residential moorings at premier locations throughout the UK alongside an established boat sales and brokerage business, we work with some of the best boatbuilders and have an excellent choice of used boats for sale.

(Stand F)

NoPuttPutt *

We manufacture the narrowboat solar-powered propulsion system called NoPuttPutt . Our exhibit is our demonstration 40ft narrowboat ’Aurora’ showing the system in use.

(Stand F)

Norton Canes Boabuilders *

Norton Canes is one of the country’s leading boatbuilders, known for its quality, integrity and craftsmanship. Sarah Edgson and team will be showing its latest new build, a stunning 60ft trad with recessed panels and portholes, powered Beta 43 and internally having a bespoke solid oak and painted ply fitout.

(Stand F)

Ovation Boats *

(Stand F)

Russell Narrow Boats Limited *

We will be showing our new 60ft narrow boat with E-propulsion electric hybrid. Click on our web page Russell narrow boats for build progress starting November 23

(Stand F)

Smithwood Narrowboats *

(Stand F)

Stone Bespoke Narrowboats Ltd

Stone Bespoke Narrowboats are based at Aston Marina in the heart of Staffordshire, just south of the historic market town of Stone on the Trent Mersey Canal. We work and trade closely with local business to support the local economy and also to ensure quality and sustainability. We are a small team of highly skilled craftsmen and engineers with one vision of providing excellent customer care and outstanding finished products.

(Stand F)

The Bespoke Boat Company *

The Bespoke Boat Co - truly bespoke widebeam and narrowboat builders.

(Stand F)

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 LB)

Favourite Boat in Show

The Favourite Boat in Show award is a tradition of Crick. The 2024 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 Monday. 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.

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