Trade & Preview Day

Friday 24 May 2024

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Exclusive early access to the Show

For just 1,000 pre-booked visitors, 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 25 to Monday 27 May 2024). 

This exclusive day will take place on Friday 24 May 2024. 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.

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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.

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 10 am to 6pm on Friday 24 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 24 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 25 May.

Trade Tickets

Trade registrations are now open.

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 Friday 24 May, please email, giving your company name and brief information about your business.

For pre-registered Trade visitors, the Show will be open on Friday 24 May 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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