About Crick Boat Show

Crick Boat Show is the UK’s biggest inland waterways festival. It takes place each year over the Late May Bank Holiday weekend at Crick Marina on the Grand Union Canal near Daventry in Northamptonshire.

The Show hosts the largest display of new inland boats, both narrowboats and wide beams, and for three days it becomes Britain’s largest chandlery when over 250 exhibitors bring together the complete range of equipment and materials for inland boating. 

The first Crick Boat Show was in 2000, and it is now established as a destination for waterways enthusiasts looking to upgrade or improve their boat, for newcomers wanting to get afloat for the first time and for those seeking a day out by the waterways. 

The Show is organised by Waterways World magazine in association with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina.

The 19th Crick Boat Show will be held in 2018: 

  • Over 26,000 visitors expected to attend
  • More than 250 exhibitors
  • 32,000m2 exhibition space 
  • 30 food stalls and Real Ale Marquee with live music 
  • 15 bands and entertainers 
  • Over 40 boats exhibited, including heritage working boats
  • Trip boats offering free boat trips
  • Over 300 camping pitches
  • Moorings for up to 100 visitor boats on the Grand Union Canal    




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Waterways World

Waterways World is the biggest selling and longest-established inland waterways magazine.

Every month, we explore the waterway system, test the latest boats and equipment, and look into the history and heritage of our canals – and our news coverage is unrivalled.

Canal & River Trust

In an increasingly fast-paced and crowded world, the Canal & River Trust’s historic canals and rivers provide a local haven for people and nature.

We're the charity entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales

Crick Marina

Since opening in 1996, Crick Marina has become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country.

Crick marina has a great location on a 21-mile lock-free pound, ideal for relaxed weekends afloat, yet handy for all major cruising routes.


is organised by the publishers of Waterways World magazine

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