Trade & Preview Day – Friday 26 May 2023
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 a Trade & Preview Day before the three days on which the Show is fully open (Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May 2023).
This exclusive day will take place on Friday 26 May 2023. Preview Day tickets are 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 are on sale from 1 December 2022. Trade Ticket applications (free to qualifying waterway related businesses) open in February 2023.
Why come to Crick Boat Show on Preview Day?
With no crowds, Preview Day gives you the opportunity to talk in-depth with companies offering equipment and services for inland boating and to see the boats, before everyone else.
Online booking system for boat viewings on Friday – Preview Day ticket holders have exclusive access to an online system to make bookings for viewings of boats on Friday 26 May. Viewings are 15-minutes and the booking system opens at the beginning of May 2023 once all the boats that will be at the 2023 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.
Preview Day ticket holders will have free online access post-Show to video tours of the boatbuilder boats and also to recordings of the Show Seminars and Masterclasses.
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.
The Show is open to Preview Day ticket holders from 12 noon to 6pm on Friday 26 May.
All boats - boatbuilder and brokerage, all quayside and boating-related companies in the Show Village and most of the Waterways World Boating Marquee will be fully open on Friday 26 May. The Food & Craft Marquee, an area of the Show Village reserved for general traders and charities, and a the full Boating Marquee will open on Saturday 27 May.