Masterclasses 2023

Following the great sucess of the Masterclass Theatre at the 2022 Show, there will be a new selection of presentations by exhibitors. Come to a Masterclasses to learn from the experts ...


Below is information about the Masterclasses presented at the 2022 Show.

There will be a new set of Mastercalsses for May 2023. Full details will be here a couple of months before the Show.

Masterclasses take place in our Masterclass Theatre marquee and each is about 30 minutes long.


The Low Impact Narrowboat

cadal_craft360.jpgCadal Craft Ltd – Simon Boyde

Cadal Craft offers innovative new designs for hull, systems and interior to reduce carbon footprint, lower environmental impact and increase energy efficiency. The hull is designed specifically for electric/hybrid propulsion, lowers energy consumption, improves board make efficient use of waste heat and solar power. Other benefits include additional usable space onboard, reduced risk from frozen pipes and reduced energy costs. Founder Simon Boyde, from a professional marine background, explains these innovations and how you or your business can benefit 

Water Management

CRT360.jpgAdam Comerford – Canal & River Trust

National Hydrology Manager, Adam Comerford, will outline the challenges and opportunities facing the management of water within the Trust’s canal network.

Water resources are more important than ever to our canal system. Pressures such as climate change, growth in canal water demand (increased use of our network), changes to environmental legislation and potentially reduced funding could leave us with less water in the future to maintain navigable levels. However, protecting and achieving more value from our water will help us achieve the Trust’s vision of living waterways that transform places and enrich lives.

Choosing the Right Battery for your Boat

dc_battery360.jpgD C Battery Technologies Ltd – Stuart James

It's vital to choose the right battery according to your needs – are you moored in-dock, living on board or using electric propulsion? Is your battery the correct one for your application? 

Stuart James, MD of DC Battery Technologies, brings his 40+ years of marine battery knowledge to the Crick audience. In a simple presentation Stuart will demystify the world of batteries by educating and advising on the following topics: Which battery is the correct one to choose for your requirement? Why is choosing the right technology important? How do batteries work? Come along for a fun and educational presentation!

Small Changes make Big Differences

floating-ohm360.jpgFloating Ohm Ltd – Naomi Hunter

Floating Ohm will present how there are many small changes that can be made within the boat building world that can have big benefits and make big differences for the future of inland waterways users and boat owners. 

Hybrids and Electric Drive

hybrid-beta360.jpgHybrid Marine / Beta Marine – Graeme Hawksley

In recent years there has been a surge in interest for hybrids and electric drive. These systems provide many benefits, however there can also be down sides. New technologies can also be confusing and difficult to understand. This presentation will cover the basic types of systems to consider and their pros and cons. 

A number of myths that perpetuate in the industry will also be dispelled. The aim of the session is to enable you to make an informed choice when looking at the options available. 

We hope to help you ask the right questions and select a system that meets all your needs.


Series Electrical Propulsion

kingslock_vetus360.jpgKings Lock Chandlery – Steve Wedgewood

Vetus electrical propulsion systems. A presentation to demonstrate the practicalities, functionality and durability of Vetus systems. Presented by Steve Wedgwood who has an in-depth, first-hand knowledge of the installation of Vetus systems.


Paint Technology

marineware360.jpgMarineware Ltd – Simon Crawford

Paint technology: past, present and the future for inland waterways. Including owner and professional options. 

Webasto Heating and Systems

Webasto360.jpgSteve Wedgewood

An insight into the workings of Webasto heating, and air conditioning, for creating a comfortable and welcoming environment. Also, tackling and discussing some common misconceptions and myths.

Mobile Broadband Onboard

wifionboard360.jpgWifionboard – David Walker

Being connected onboard is no longer a luxury. With home working, TV streaming or just booking a table it is essential to modern life whether we like it 
or not! Being able to get high speeds to access these services is key and sharing marina WiFi just doesn’t give full service Internet all day long.
Using the Mobile broadband, with 4G+ and 5G gives high speed and a cost effective solutions, for all types of users.


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Crick Waterside & Marina

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

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


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