2018 Crick Boat Show
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Mon May 7, 2018 at 9:44am

Crick Boat Show 2018

With more than 50 narrowboats, wide-beams, heritage vessels and budget craft on display, there are more boats at Crick this year than ever before. Find out more about these boats in the Boats on Show feature of the May 2018 Canal Boating Times. The colourful boats set the scene at Crick Boat Show. With several dozen boats on the water in the marina, and more to view on land in the centre of the Show Village.  



As well as being the canal world’s biggest marketplace, showcasing the inland waterways industry with 300 exhibitors, the Show offers a fantastic day out for all the family with dozens of boats to look round, free boat trips, live music, children’s activities, a real ale marquee, and a large variety of food and drink stalls.


Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World and Show Director, says: "We are looking forward to welcoming people to our 2018 Crick Boat show, the UK’s largest inland waterways festival.

"Whether people are boating enthusiasts wanting to buy boating products and services, or just looking for a great family day out by the water, there’s lots to see and do at Crick Boat Show.

Crick is proud to be Britain's biggest inland waterways festival, but the Crick experience wouldn't be complete without the full weekend of music entertainment. Enjoy a wide selection of music performed live in the Wheatsheaf Marquee from noon 'til night and this year.

Buy your tickets to Crick Boat Show, the biggest of its kind on the network. Last year was the busiest one yet, with over 27,000 visitors, so it’s worth securing tickets to the 2018 event early.

Advance tickets holders save 15% on the entry price and children aged 16 years and under receive free entry on all three days of the show. Weekend tickets, camping pitches and moorings are also available to book.

Entry for the evening entertainment is included in the price of your ticket - making a trip to Crick incredible value for money.

Our Stand

Come and see us at the Crick Boat show this year 26th - 28th May 2018,

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  WW 8-15.

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.

This year at the show, we are going to have a competition to 'name the crane'  for everyone to enter. This is our new boat lift out crane based at Whilton Marina. We have some great prizes to win, see below for details on how to enter.

How To Enter Our Boat Show Competition

There's lots of fabulous prizes to win! To enter either email your suggestion for the name of our new crane to:

or enter by uploading on our social media accounts facebook or twitter making sure to give your name, telephone number and email address so that we can contact the winners!

Music Headliners 2018 

Saturday 26 May

Dizzy Lizzy


Tribute band Dizzy Lizzy will be performing the ’70s and ’80s rock classics of Thin Lizzy. Sing along and stomp your feet to The Boys are Back in Town, Whiskey in the Jar and Black Rose and more. 

Sunday 27 May

ABBA Revival


The UK's top ABBA tribute band, ABBA Revival, will take to the stage on Sunday evening to deliver a high-energy stage show that includes faithful choreography, authentic costumes and, of course, accurate renditions of the Swedish group's numerous hit records.

Revival's renowned ABBA stage show has proved a hit time and time again in the UK and the world over, wowing audiences from Europe to the Middle East and just recently the band has been invited to perform a 5 day tour in ABBA's homeland of Sweden.

Described as 'outstanding' and 'electric', ABBA Revival take their audience on a musical journey back to those pop-tastic disco days when ABBA ruled the dance floor - they'll guarantee to get everybody on their feet!

Join to hear some of ABBA's most iconic tunes, such as Waterloo, Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia and many, many more - you'll be sure to hear your favourites!


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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