Crick Boat Show 2016
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Fri May 6, 2016 at 11:41am


Crick Boat Show 2016

Come and see us at the Crick Boat show this year, we will be exhibiting with our sister companies Whilton Marina and Cosgrove Park, be sure to visit us in the Waterways World Boating Marquee on  stand no WW8 - WW15

Our Stand

This year at the show, we are going to be running a Colouring Competition for everyone to enter, we have some great prizes to win, see below for details on how to enter.

Our Boat Show Colouring Competition

Be sure to enter our colouring competition to be in with a chance of winning one of these wonderful prizes:

1. Day Boat Hire for up to 10 People including diesel and gas from 09:00 to 18:00 subject to availability sponsored by Clifton Cruisers, Rugby.

2. A Narrowboat Hull survey to include free haul out subject to the slip availability sponsored by Craig Allen Marine, Daventry. (free haul out from Whilton Marina)

3. A Boat Safety Scheme examination sponsored by W. A. Shrubb Narrowboats, Daventry.

4. Virgin Balloon ride from Cosgrove Park, sponsored by Cosgrove Park subject to availability.

5. A set of mooring ropes sponsored by Whilton Marina Chandlery, Whilton Locks.

6. Waterways World Magazine 12 month’s subscription.

7. Towpath Talk Newspaper 12 month’s subscription.

8. Sunday Lunch for two people at the Whilton Marina Café, sponsored by Whilton Marina Café.

9. Sunday lunch for two at The New Inn, Buckby Wharf sopnsored by The New Inn.

10. A £50 voucher to spend in Venetian Marina Chandlery, sponsored by Venetian Marina Chandlery.

11. A £25 voucher to spend in The Venetian Café, sponsored by Venetian Marina Café.

12.  Free Engine service. Sponsored by Venetian Marina.

The Colouring Competition is free for everyone to enter, just download our Colouring Picture of a narrowboat here, print off and  colour the picture using crayons and post it to our sister marina; Whilton Marina, Whilton Locks, Daventry, Northants, before the Closing date of Monday 6th June 2016, making sure to add your name and contact details. The winners will be drawn on Monday 13th June and notified by email or telephone and announced on our social media pages on twitter and facebook.  Good Luck!


The Crick Boat Show is an event which has been held annually at Crick Marina in Northamptonshire since 2000. The Marina is situated on the Grand Union Canal, which is close to junction 18 on the M1. 


If you are thinking of buying a Narrow Boat, or maybe you are thinking of trading in your current vessel Crick is a great place to start looking. The show offers you the opportunity to look at boats currently on the market and discuss your options with boat builders and sellers to the new and second-hand markets.

Boat Handling Taster Courses

If you have been hankering to own or hire a boat, but are nervous about how to navigate the waterways, then the new taster sessions at the show are an ideal way to build confidence and get a feel for what’s involved. The sessions will be expertly led by The Narrowboat Skills Centre, Willow Wren Training and Watercraft.The boat trainers will talk you through the basics of casting off, mooring up, boat etiquette, rope handling, breaking down boat jargon as well as the dreaded lock navigation! You’ll get the chance to steer the boat under the supervision of an experienced boater. Each session can accommodate up to 4 people at once making it an ideal experience for the whole family. For more information about the course see this link to the Boat Handler Taster Course page on the Crick Boat Show website.




What's On

 There is much fun for all the family including fun fairs, seminars and market stalls, not forgetting the ice cream vans and beer tent.

The show organisers have lots of new and exciting things lined up this year, with plenty of amusements for adults and children alike. The Waterways World Boating Marquee is where you will find all things boating including Marina’s like ourselves, boat hire, boat insurance, anodes, electrics and all things essential for narrow boating.

There will be lots of boats in the marina basin for you to climb aboard and look around, an ideal way of getting a feel for narrowboats if you are new to narrowboating.

Broadcaster and songwriter, Tom Robinson, will be headlining Crick's music programme on Sunday 29 May. His best-known songs are 2-4-6-8 Motorway, and War Baby. He has also co-written songs with Peter Gabriel and Elton John. He will be joined by his band in the Wheatsheaf Bar at Crick to perform classic hits alongside material from his new album Only the Now, which was released in October this year. The album was inspired by the independent and new music he champions through his BBC 6 Music radio show.

Saturday night at Crick will be headlined by Blondied, the leading Blondie/ Debbie Harry tribute band which has performed internationally and widely across the UK. The show includes all Blondie’s hits, from their raucous early records right up to the slick pop/rock that has become their trademark




Childrens Entertainment

There’s masses of stuff going on for children that is all included in the ticket price, which is great because it means that families can budget without having to say no to their little ones.

For the first time ever at Crick Boat Show, all children receive free entry on all 3 days of the show! You can now bring along the whole family on any day of the show, or all weekend, and only pay for the adults, providing excellent value for parents, grandparents and carers. The funfair at Crick will be bigger and better in 2016 and there will be plenty of hands-on, exciting activities to keep children busy.

Take a look at the children's entertainment page on the Crick Boat Show website for more information. This is just a snap shot of what you’ll find at the show, there’s lots more going on both under cover and outside, it really is a great place to take the family for a day out over the May Bank Holiday weekend!

Crick Show Dates & Venue: Saturday 28th – Monday 30th May 2016               

Crick Marina,West Haddon Road Crick,Northants NN6 7SQ.


Going to come? It's a good idea to buy your tickets for the Crick Boat Show in advance, as they cost more on the door.

We Look forward to seeing you there!

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