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 F9 to11)

Bath Canal Craft Ltd *

Based in Somerset, Bath Canal Craft Ltd. can offer you a highly personalised electric build. At Crick 2024 showcasing most recent narrowboat, 57’ cruiser stern reverse layout electric narrowboat - For Sale.

(Stand F8)

Bickerstaffe Boat Company *

We build what we consider to be the perfect design of narrowboat, to the highest standards and fitted out with everything you’ll need. Regardless of whether you’re an experienced boater looking to live aboard, or a fresher buying your first boat, a Bickerstaffe will do you proud and serve you well. Come and see our boat in the marina.

(Stand F17)

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 F28 to 33)

Boating Leisure Services *

Builders of bespoke narrowboats and widebeams.

(Stand F48)

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. Contact us direct to book a time to see our boat.

(Stand F36)

Colecraft *

2024 brings Colecraft to its 50th year building boats in this exciting industry.  We will be bringing an insulated sailaway version of a popular design as well as a wealth of knowledge to share.  Come and visit at the show to discuss your project and take a look at how Colecraft build boats.

(Stand LB1)

Collingwood Boat Builders *

Collingwood Boat Builders are by far the largest canal boat builder in the UK. From shells to full-fits, narrowboats and widebeams, you’re guaranteed to find something in our range for you. No stage payments and quick build times means you can be on the water sooner than you think.

(Stand F0 to 7)

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 F16)

Historic Narrow Boat Club (HNBC) *

Formed in 1966, the Historic Narrow Boat Club is a not-for-profit club dedicated to preserving the working heritage of UK canals, from the boats themselves to details of the waterways on which they travel. We are passionate about working boats, traditional skills, the built heritage, and the practices and courtesies of the working boat people.

(Stand F18 to 25)

LNBP Community Boating

A voluntary run charity providing canal boat holidays, short breaks and daytrip experiences for a wide range of community groups and organistations.

(Stand F0)

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 F12 to 15)

Narrowboats Ltd

Located at the historic Wincham Wharf in Cheshire, Narrowboats Ltd offer everything for the narrowboat and widebeam market. As well as a huge range of new and used boats we also offer craning, engineering, repairs, re-fits, painting, blacking, storage and much more.

(Stand F6 / 7)

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 F27)

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. Use the link below to book a viewing of NB Florence at the Show.

(Stand F44)

Oakums Narrowboats *

(Stand F40)

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 F47)

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 F43)

Symphony Boats Ltd

Symphony Boats is a small family run company producing high quality, individual craft for the inland waterways. Our show boat is packed with unique ideas to show how we can build a boat for you that really stands out from the crowd. Come and see us on the marina, no appointments necessary.

(Stand F39)

Tingdene Boat Sales *

Tingdene Marinas and Boat Sales are displaying a 65ft wide beam and a 58ft narrowboat at Crick 2024. We specialise in wide beam and narrowboat marketing from 4 of our marinas and guarantee berths with all boats sold at Upton Marina on the River Severn, Pyrford Marina on the River Wey, Hartford Marina on the Cambridgeshire Great Ouse, and Thames & Kennet Marina on the River Thames at Reading. We offer a professional pre-owned service including free sales berths to vendors. Narrowboats, wide beams and Dutch barges are always available.¶

(Stand LB2 & 3)

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 & 3)

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.

See list of past winners » sets first-party and third-party cookies so we can monitor and improve the effectiveness of our website. You can control this using your browser settings.