Crick Boat Show 2017
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Mon May 1, 2017 at 2:34pm

Crick Boat Show 2017

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.

Our Stand

Come and see us at the Crick Boat show this year 27th - 29th May 2017,

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  WW8-15

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 be running a Photography Competition for everyone to enter, we have some great prizes to win, see below for details on how to enter.

How To Enter Our Boat Show Competition

To enter send us your photograph of anything narrowboat or waterways related. It can be anything from wild life, a natural scene or you on your boat, absolutely anything related to canals and waterways! There's lots of fabulous prizes to win! To enter either email your picture 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!

Competition closes 5th June 2017, more details or to see our entry rules

Prizes include:

Three course meal for 2 with a bottle of wine (The Hay Hurst Arms Middlewich)

Engine service at Venetian Marina.

Full English Breakfast (for 2) with tea/coffee

£25 voucher to spend in Venetian Marine Chandlery.

Day boat hire for up to 10 people.

Narrowboat survey.

Boat Safety Scheme examination.

Virgin Balloon ride from Cosgrove Park.

Meal for two at Brinjol Indian restaurant in Weedon

River Canal Rescue 12 months bronze membership

Waterways World Magazine 12 months subscription

Towpath Talk Newspaper 12 months subscription

Set of mooring ropes from Whilton Chandlery.

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.

Music Headliners

Music entertainment is always a feature of Crick Boat Show. Every year, we have a wide selection of great music and high quality performers on the stage in our large Wheatsheaf Bar Marquee, so you can enjoy the music come rain or shine.


the world’s only official live tribute band dedicated to Marc Bolan & T-Rex, will be headlining at Crick Boat Show on Saturday evening, 27 May. Witness the recreation of those outrageous glam-rock days with their energetic live performances, described as ‘beyond the boundaries of tribute’. Hear some of Bolan’s biggest hits such as Ride a White Swan, Jeepster, Telegram Sam, Teenage Dream, The Groover, 20th Century Boy, Get it On, and of course I Love to Boogie.



Murphy's Marbles

Murphy’s Marbles will be bringing their celtic-based music to Crick for the third time, having toured the length and breadth of Europe delivering charismatic and dynamic performances



Fleetwood Bac

Endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself for their perfected look, sound and on-stage chemistry, Fleetwood Bac are the UK’s most authentic Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show.All evening entertainment is included in the price of your day/weekend ticket, making Crick excellent value for money.



Crick Favourites Night Following highly-popular performances at Crick, as well as success from their own widely toured shows, Sunday 28 May sees the return of well-loved artists, Fleetwood Bac and Murphy’s Marbles, for Crick Favourites Night.

Childrens Entertainment

There’s masses of stuff going on for children.

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 2017 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: 27th - 29th May 2017.

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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