The Boats

Boats on show in the Marina at Crick Boat Show

The colourful boats set the scene at Crick Boat Show. Both narrowboats and wide beams will be on display. With more than 40 boats on the water in the marina, and 10 to view on land in the centre of the Show Village, Crick 2018 has more boats than any previous year.  

Presented by national and local boat builders and by brokers, the boats form the heart of the Show. The list below gives links to the websites of companies who have boats at the 2018 Show.

Favourite Boats of Show

The Favourite Boat of Show competition is a tradition of Crick. The 2018 competion is sponsored by Shawbrook and there are two awards. 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.

Previous winners

2017 Narrowboat - Bourne Boat Builders - Threpence Ha’Penny

2017 Widebeam - Elton Moss Boatbuilders - Kingsley

2016: Boating Leisure Services - Silver Melody

2015: Boating Leisure Services - Columbus

2014: Boating Leisure Services - Shackleton

2013: Navigation Narrowboats - Emily

2012: MGM Boats - Snail’s Pace

Boats on Show

Below are links to all the companies with boats at the Show. 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. 

See Canal Boating Times Boats on Show feature »

Aintree Boats

57ft semi-trad with Victron inverter, bow thruster and Beta Marine 43, plus the 30ft Beetle.

(Stand F39 & 40)

Aqua Narrowboats

(Stand F38)


(Stand F27)

Banks Martin

Banks Martin boats offer cavernous space, incredible amounts of light and the feel of luxury, plus stat-of-the art technology, like never seen before in the riverboat marketplace.

(Stand LB4)

Bear Boating Ltd

”LittleDUKE 10ft x 45ft widebeam by bearBOATING. A ”hire” standard in boating holidays and interior design. Build slots available for 2018.

(Stand F29)

Bickerstaffe Boat Company Ltd

Family company simply building stunning narrow boats - boat builders, owners, trainers. ”She’s a Bickerstaffe” follow us on Twitter @bickerboats. Proud members of BMF. Vetus approved installers.

(Stand F43 & 44)

Boating Leisure Services

(Stand F41)

Braidbar Boats Ltd

(Stand F34)

Elton Moss Boatbuilders Ltd

We are an award winning builder of bespoke luxury wide beam barges and narrowboats. Come and see our 70ft x 12ft Kingsley wide beam.

(Stand F22-23 & 24)

Finesse Boats Ltd

With dedicated attention to detail and the driving force being quality, all aspects of your bespoke build are covered in-house, incorporated in to award-winning Jonathan WIlson shells.

(Stand F45)

Innovative Eco Homes

Sam (marine gas engineer) and Liz (circus performer/ astrophysicist) are experienced liveaboards now fitting out narrowboats. Their innovative designs integrate state-or-the-art technology with comfortable, environmentally friendly living.

(Stand F36)

JD Narrowboats

(Stand F37)

Kings Lock Chandlery

(Stand F25)

Lifestyle Boat Solutions

Wide and narrow beam canal boats built to your individual specification. Bringing the luxury and comfort of your home to life on the water.

(Stand LB3)

Narrowboats Ltd

(Stand F)

New & Used Boat Co, The

(Stand F& Q27)

Nottingham Boat Co Ltd

Our mission is to manufacture the absolute highest quality inland waterways craft, where we apply the very latest modern manufacturing techniques, driven by skilled technicians, using the the very best materials available to create boats with an uncompromising attention to detail.

(Stand LB8 & 9)


We aim to seamlessly integrate user-friendly technology and modern design into our high quality, affordable narrowboats, built on Tyler Wilson shells. See our show boat in the Marina.

(Stand F42)

Pintail Boats

(Stand LB5)

Smithwood Narrowboats

58ft Tim Tyler semi-trad shell fitted out to the highest standards with solid oak and a modern interior. 42hp Canaline engine, electric ballast adjustment, automatic Pullman design dinette and much more.

(Stand F17)

Tingdene Marinas Ltd

(Stand LB6 & 7)

Viking Canal Boats Ltd

Celebrating 10 Years in Business!

(Stand LB2)

Wharf House Narrowboats Ltd

A luxury 48ft semi-trad narrowboat

(Stand F33 )

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