Seminars at Crick Boat Show

Boat Ownership Seminars

Whether you're just considering getting afloat, a novice or a seasoned boater, there is a seemingly endless amount to be learned about boat ownership and boating. Mark Langley, Technical Editor of Waterways World, hosts a series of Seminars to support both new and experienced boaters.

Seminars will take place on Saturday, Sunday and Monday;

Seminars are designed to cover the most pertinent questions to consider when

  • buying a new or second hand boat
  • designing a new boat or refitting an older one
  • designing, improving and maintaining electrical systems for best performance
  • reducing your impact on the environment with green boating
  • living afloat
  • maintaining your boat - its engine and services; upgrades and safety

All talks are followed by an open question and answer session.

For more information on these talks click on the button below.

Boat Ownership Seminars »


The Funding Challenges Facing Britain's Waterways

A discussion between Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal & River Trust, and Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World

Responsibility for the maintenance and care of much of our 200-year-old canal network is with the Canal & River Trust as custodians of a leisure resource used by millions; enjoyed by boaters, holiday-makers, anglers, walkers, runners, gongoozlers and many more. Yet, despite increased investment under the Trust’s stewardship, they report growing financial strains.

In this discussion session, Richard Parry (Chief Executive of the Canal & River Trust) and Peter Johns (Publisher of Waterways World) will talk about the challenges faced in funding the maintenance of this centuries old network at a time when government funding is uncertain and new, possibly radical, approaches are needed. The session will be moderated by former IWA National Chairman, Paul Rodgers.

There will be plenty of opportunity for questions and comments from the floor.

Guarantee your front row seats at the Seminars

The seminars at Crick Boat Show are completely free to attend. However, as the seminars can get very busy you can guarantee a seat near the front of the Seminar Theatre by reserving a place at the Show Information Point for a nominal fee of £1. Bookings can be made ONLY ON THE DAY of the seminar, and are on a first-come, first-served basis and close 20 minutes before the Seminar starts. 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.