Favourite Boats in Show - sponsored by


The Favourite Boat in Show award is a tradition of Crick Boat Show. The competition is sponsored by insurance company Haven Knox-Johnston. Two trophies are awarded at the 2024 Show - one for the most admired narrowboat; and one for the most admired wide-beam, as voted for by visitors to the show.


Voting takes place during the Show at the Haven Knox-Johnston marquee on the Quayside. All voters are entered into a draw to win £100 M&S vouchers and voters can choose to also enter a draw to win a year's free boat insurance from Haven Knox-Johnston (T&C apply)

The winning boat is announced at Crick Boat Show in the afternoon of Monday 27 May and the prize draw takes place on 5 June 2024.

2023 Winners


1st place: Reginald  – Braidbar Boats No. 200


Braidbar-celebrate-on-the-bow-of-Reginald.jpgBraidbar Boats celebrate winning the trophy for Favourite Narrowboat in Show 2023.

Runner up – Oakums Narrowboats: Morning Star

and in 3rd place – Kingsground for Lakeland Leisure Estates: Beatrice


1st place: Cricket – The Bespoke Boat Company


The Bespoke Boat Company team with the trophy for Favourite Widebeam in Show 2023 on the stern of Cricket.

Runner up – Archer & Smith: Somewhere Else 

and in 3rd place – Viking: 65ft widebeam exhibited by Tingdene Boat Sales


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