Favourite Boats in Show

The Favourite Boat in Show award is a tradition of Crick Boat Show. The competiton is sponsored by insurance company Haven Knox-Johnston. Two tophies are awarded at the 2023 Show - one for the most admired narrowboat; and one for the most admired widebeam, as voted for by vistors to the show.

Haven Knox-Johnson Insurance

Voting takes place during the Show at the Haven Knox-Jonhston marquee on the Quayside. All voters are entered into a draw to win £100 M&S vouchers and voters can chose 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 29 May and the prize draw takes place on 7 June 2023.

2022 Winners


EvenStar – Oakums Narrowboats

Runner up – Braidbar Boats: Desiderata

and in third place – Weston Bespoke Boats: Enterprise


EvenStar - voted Favourite Narrowboat in Show 2022 by visitors.


Time of Life Finesse Boats

Runner up – The Bespoke Boat Company: The Calveley

and in third place – Thames Solar Boat Company: Thames Solar 10

Finesse-boat+owners.jpgChris Harrison and Ricky Lee of Finesse Boats proudly display the Favourite Widebeam in Show 2022 trophy at the stern of Time of Life with the boat's owners.


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