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 2022

Below are links to companies who will have boats at the 2022 Show. All boats are open on Thursday for Trade & Preview Day.

Boat viewings

All boatbuilder boats at Crick Boat Show 2022 were filmed during the Show and the resulting videos (together with videos of Seminars and Masterclasses) are brought together to create Crick 2022 Online, which will be available from 1–31 August 2022



Aintree Boats *

Come and take a look at our 60ft semi-trad, reverse layout narrowboat and also our 40ft Beetle

(Stand F43 & 44)

Aquavista Waterside & Marina - Boat Sales *

Our knowledgeable Aquavista boat sales crew help people like you embark on their first, or next boating adventure. We’re here to help - whether we’re advertising and selling your boat, or finding you that perfect boat to buy. We’ve locations across the UK, or come and visit us at the show.

(Stand F27 to 33)

Braidbar Boats Ltd *

Braidbar Boats have been building narrowboats at the historic Lord Vernons Wharf for nearly 40 years, we are proud to have built nearly 200 bespoke boats. This year we are showcasing Desiderata No. 196, a beautifully presented 60ft liveaboard with hybrid engine and high tech gadgets.

(Stand F37)

Collingwood Boat Builders *

(Stand F1 to 11)

Elton Moss Boatbuilders Ltd *

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 electric narrowboat on stand F20 along with the bespoke Kensington narrowboat built for Rich and Fran of the ‘Floating Our Boat’ YouTube channel.

(Stand F20 & 21)

Finesse Boats Ltd *

A follow-on from our 2019 best wide beam winner, this all new fully electric VAT-free wide beam features a 30kw motor, 50kwh lithium battery, fold down rear deck, air conditioning with climate control, ultra modern two-tone kitchen with a full range of electric appliances and Corian worktops.

(Stand F46)

Lakeland Leisure Boat Sales *

A family owned and operated company with over 20 years experience, our marinas provide the perfect place for mooring your boat and exploring the best of the British waterways. We’re also proud to offer a premier brokerage service. Current locations include Cheshire, Staffordshire, Gloucestershire and Essex.

(Stand F12)

Louis & Joshua Boatbuilders Ltd *

Fully fitted live aboard boats.

(Stand F45)

Mothership Marine *

Leaders in solar electric and sustainable boat building Mothership Marine will be exhibiting Falcon. A 58’ cruiser stern narrowboat with a 15kW water-cooled silent electric motor and 1.8kW of seamless solar. Falcons interior is made from reclaimed pitch pine and features many innovative design features like the drawbridge bed and CBD. Chaise-bed-diner.

(Stand F13)

Norton Canes Boatbuilders *

Norton Canes Boatbuilders has a long-standing reputation as one of the country’s leading boatbuilders - and it is now taking that same quality and integrity into its fast-growing brokerage business. Sarah Edgson and team will be showing two pre-owned narrowboats, a 70ft and 57ft, both traditional sterns with Beta 43s.

(Stand F49 & 50)

Oakums Narrowboats *

Our creation. Your story. We build your narrowboat as a lasting masterpiece to ensure your journey on the waterways is a pleasurable adventure. Our luxury 60ft narrowboats are build for both live aboard and leisure users; boasting an abundance of modern conveniences and storage without a complicated build process. At Oakums we take pride in our quality workmanship and outstanding customer service.

(Stand F38)

Ovation Boats *

UK builders of fully fitted narrowboats to your specification and ’ready of go’. This year we invite you to see our new 60ft reverse layout semi-cruiser narrowboat.

(Stand F34)

Smithwood Narrowboats *

Our boats this year are superbly built semi-trad electric hybrids.  One parallel (Beta Marine 43 diesel engine plus electric motor) on a 58ft Tim Tyler hull.  One serial (Bell Marine 20kw motor with Fischer Panda silenced generator). It has top of the range lithium batteries and technology normally reserved for super yachts.  This boat has been built as a live aboard - it has office space and underfloor heating and an exciting and radical colour scheme.

(Stand F40 & 41)

Sol Seeker Boats Ltd *

All of our boats are expertly fitted out to a very high standard, and are bespoke to each client. No boat is the same! We pride ourselves on quality and use only the best materials. Edward’s Den, a 65ft x 12ft 6in widebeam, is a beautiful representation of our work. We look forward to welcoming you!

(Stand LB1)

Stoke Boats *

In 2016, our Crick display narrowboat was Chrissie. This year we have invited owners Rob and Jill to bring Chrissie along again to show just how top class quality holiday and liveaboard boats from Stoke Boats maintain their looks, reliability and value. Welcome aboard.

(Stand F48)

Swan Boat Builders *

Whether it be narrowboat or widebeam, we will have the answer to all your needs. Bringing the latest technology to give you a floating Loxone powered smart home, a silent cruising hybrid boat or the classic traditional boat we all love to see. Let us bring your dream to the water.

(Stand F35 & 36)

Symphony Boats Ltd *

Symphony Boats are a new company, committed in building up-to-date, modern, stylish, self-sufficient and comfortable narrowboats, with all the creature comforts of a land-based home.

(Stand F51)

Thames Solar Electric Ltd *

Building innovative solar electric eco boats - from sailaway narrowboats to fully fitted luxury widebeams. We supply trade and self-builders with the equipment and technical support to do the same. We are showcasing our latest fully electric widebeam, complete with wood pellet boiler, air source heating and rainwater harvesting features.

(Stand F22)

The Bespoke Boat Company *

The Bespoke Boat Company are proud to showcase ”The Calverey” our 60ft x 12ft 6in widebeam. Based in Liverpool with over 20 years experience we have build slots available for 2022.

(Stand F52)

The New & Used Boat Co *

Aqualine Canterbury 6ft x 12ft widebeam with feature galley island. Pram cover. Ideal live aboard. Prices from £185,000

(Stand F18)

Tingdene Boat Sales *

Tingdene present the new Viking Canal Boats 70ft x 12ft 6in widebeam with two bedrooms, wet room, large saloon, and spacious galley. Beta 75 hp marine diesel, tiller steering, bow thruster, and Victron electrical systems as standard. At our sales offices we have a large selection of pre-owned boats to suit all budgets and lifestyles. Free sales berthing subject to terms.

(Stand LB2)

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 LB2)

Weston Boats *

Weston Boats will be showcasing a fully-electric drive 57ft cruiser stern narrowboat. This completely off-grid vessel will be app controllable, with some amazing tech onboard and a seriously high-end fit out, not to be missed. We look forward to seeing you at the show.

(Stand F42)

Favourite Boat in Show

The Favourite Boat in Show award is a tradition of Crick. The 2022 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 Sunday. 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.

See list of past winners »

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