Trade & Preview Day – Thursday 2 June

Exclusive early access to the Show

For just 1,000 pre-booked visitors plus invited, qualifying boating/waterways related businesses, the gates to Crick Boat Show open a day early with Trade & Preview Day preceding the three days on which the Show is fully open (Friday 3 to Sunday 5 June). 

This exclusive day will take place on Thursday 2 June 2022. Preview Day tickets will be available only by booking in advance and not at the Show gate  – so book early to make sure you’re one of the 1,000.

Visitor Preview Day tickets go on sale in December 2021. Trade Ticket applications (free to qualifying waterway related businesses) open in February 2022.

Why come to Crick Boat Show on Preview Day?

With no crowds, Preview Day gives you the oportunitiy to talk in-depth with companies offering equipment and services for inland boating and to see the boats you really want to, before everyone else.

Online booking system for boat viewings on Thursday – Preview Day ticket holders have exclusive access to an online system to make bookings for guaranteed viewings of boats on Thursday 2 June. Viewings start at 15-minute invervals and the booking system opens at the beginning of May 2022 once all the boats that will be at the 2022 Show are confirmed. If you’re thinking of buying a boat or want to see how equipment is used afloat, this is the best way to get to see as many boats as possible in your day at Crick.

Plus, to add to your enjoyment of the day, you will receive a free hot drink and access to the VIP marquee.and can pick up a Show Gift Bag on arrival. We will be announcing additional exclusive Preview Day features soon.

Preview Day tickets are on sale now. Book yours here or by calling 01283 742970 (Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3pm).

The Show is open to Preview Day ticket holders from 12 noon to 6pm on Thursday 2 June.

All boats, all quayside and boating-related companies in the Show Village and most of the Waterways World Boating Marquee will be fully open on Thursday 2 June. The Food & Craft Marquee, an area of the Show Village reserved for general traders and charities, and a the whole Boating Marquee will open on Friday 3 June. See site plan

Preview Day tickets include:

• Exclusive access: beat the crowds for a less hurried time speaking to key exhibitors

• VIP Marquee access

• Free hot drink

• Show gift bag on arrival

• Exclusive on-line booking system for boat viewings on Thursday 2 June. This will open in May 2022 when all boats at the Show are confirmed.

See Ticket Prices »


Trade Tickets

Trade registrations will open in February 2022.

If you are a boating or waterway-related businesses, do not already receive emails about Crick Boat Show, and you wish to apply for Trade Tickets to Trade & Preview Day on Thursday 2 June, please email, giving your company name and brief information about your business.

For pre-registered Trade visitors, the Show will be open 10am – 6pm. 

All trade visitors will require formal accreditation in advance and will be issued individual name badges, which are not transferrable.

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