Boating Marquee

The backbone of Crick Boat Show, the Boating Marquee is a large floored marquee filled with waterway related products, services, associations  and businesses. It is an essential part of the Crick Boat Show experience.

Boating Marquee exhibitors include: 

• Boat builders •  Marinas •  Lighting •  Rescue services •  Paints • Holidays •  Hire boats
• RYA acredited training •  Brokerage • Security •  Windows •  Insurance •   Solar panels •  Batteries •  Stoves
•   Maps and books • Electrical items & all things boating

Inside the Crick Boat Waterways World Boating Marquee

Companies marked * in the list are exhibiting on Trade & Preview Day

Our Boating Marquee Exhibitors in 2023 were:

3Element Covers *

Boat covers and canopy solutions, cleaning and repair services. Our professional and friendly team of experts are here to provide quality work to suit your needs.

(Stand WW41)

Aegina *

Aegina can purify stored tank water, or water from unknown sources that may contain viruses and bacteria guaranteeing you 99.99% pure safe drinking water. Aegina is the most powerful water purification unit on the market using UV-LED instead of harmful mercury or other power hungry methods.

(Stand WW7)

Alchemy Boat Water Filtration *

Boat water filtration. Reverse osmosis installation to produce clear, pure water straight from the canal, river or lake. No need for a water point.

(Stand WW75)

The Narrowboat Buddy app - a fee to download app that can help for experienced boaters as well as those new to canal boating.

(Stand WW34)

Aqua Furnishings *

With many years’ experience in the marine sector, we offer a free made-to-measure service, bespoke soft furnishings and furniture for your boat. All of our made-to-measure products are made in the UK and we quality check all of our products to make sure that they are right for you.

(Stand WW26)

Assist Insurance Services Ltd

Assist Insurance Services Ltd is one of the UK’s leading providers of Inland Waterways boat insurance and have more than 18 years’ experience. We’re based in Northamptonshire and insure more than 466,000 leisure policyholders inthe UK. We provide competitive premiums and insurance cover tailored around your personal circumstances.

(Stand WW64)

Autonnic *

Charge management power from several sources to several batteries with AptiVolt makes for an easy life aboard. Alternator, shore power and solar are joined together by AptiVolt modules to manage their power automatically whenever and from wherever it is available to the number and types of batteries you have.

(Stand WW78)

BilgeAway *

The world’s first environmentally friendly filter. BilgeAway stops fuel and oil pollution from your bilge discharge; by locking in hydrocarbons they become inert, and will never leach. Allowing the filter contents to then be composted.

(Stand WW5)

Boaters’ Christian Fellowship

Boaters’ Christian Fellowship is a group of Christians who appreciate the inland waterways. From all denominations, we ask only that members support our threefold aims of fellowship, worship and witness.

(Stand WW103)

Cadal Craft Ltd *

Specialist boat design company which supplies shells optimised for electric and hybrid propulsion, optimised for low drag and a low impact on the canal and the environment, certified to RCR cat C. We offer design packages incorporating modern heat pump and electrical propulsion systems, and hulls with higher hydrodynamic efficiencies.

(Stand WW21)

Caldwells Windows Ltd

Caldwells Windows Ltd is a family run business with over 30 years of innovative manufacturing experience keeping ahead with news designs and ideas.

(Stand WW83)

Channelglaze Ltd *

Celebrating our 44th year in business, Channelglaze Ltd designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of attractive and competitively priced single and double glazed aluminium windows for the marine industry.

(Stand WW62)

Compoost Toilets Ltd

A sensible solution to a common problem ... We took it upon ourselves to design our own toilet for our boat after looking and finding nothing that appealed to us. Sharing our creation on social media has now sent us world wide with amazing feedback from customers.

(Stand WW12)

Debdale Wharf Marina Ltd

A marina with some of the most comprehensive engineering and maintenance facilities in the country and the only one providing molten zinc metal spraying for the ultimate in hull protection.

(Stand WW49)

Drake Marine Engineering Ltd *

Marine engineer, BSS examiner and refrigeration and air conditioning engineer. Offering 20% discount on bookings made at Crick Boat Show.

(Stand WW73)

Droitwich Spa Marina Ltd *

Droitwich Spa Marina is set in the Worcestershire countryside with excellent transport connections via rail and road just 5 minutes from Jct 5 M5. Based on the mid Worcestershire 21 mile ring, luxury facilities, 238 secure non-flooding moorings, hard standing, blacking service and caravan and motorhome pitches.

(Stand WW24)

Elite Furnishings *

Free standing fully sprung storage stools sofa and chairbeds, indoor and outdoor seating cushions. Mattresses, memory toppers and headboards. All hand crafted in our Tamworth workshop. 40 years supplying inland waterways.

(Stand WW55)

Ffestiniog Railway Co.

The Ffestiniog & West Highland Railways are two of the UK’s most popular heritage railways operating steam hauled trains in the heart of picturesque Eryri (Snowdonia).

(Stand WW50)

Floating Ohm Ltd *

Floating Ohm - the new breed of electric canal boats. Bespoke luxury canal boats built by a team who deliver the highest quality custom canal boats that feel like home from day one.

(Stand WW8)

GJW Direct *

GJW Direct offers some of the most comprehensive boat insurance policies on the market at very competitive prices. With over 195 years experience in marine insurance you can be confident you are dealing with the experts,

(Stand WW2)

Go First Trading Ltd

GoWindlass is a lightweight reversible ratchet designed to make it easier to operate lock paddles. Visit our stand and try one for yourself.

(Stand WW66)

Heron Maps

Publishers of outstanding maps of the inland waterways of Great Britain. Colourful, clear and precise.

(Stand WW102)

Lee Sanitation Ltd *

Lee Sanitation has over 30 years’ experience in the sanitation business with a reputation for efficient and friendly service. Your one stop shop for waste and clean water.

(Stand WW60)

Life Afloat My Narrowboat *

Life afloat my narrowboat handpainted bargeware. I’m a growing TikToker with over twenty thousand followers focused entirely on living aboard a narrowboat and narrowboat life.

(Stand WW74)

Lithium Battery Shop *

UK manufacturers of lithium batteries. As off grid specialists and fellow boaters for over 30 years we provide bespoke lithium solutions for your energy requirements. From standard leisure battery use to electrical propulsion we can supply all your needs.

(Stand WW77)

Lockgate Stoves *

Lockgate is an established family business with over 20 years’ experience. We are the UK’s leading supplier and installer of World renowned Refleks Diesel Stoves. Our understanding and expertise means we can assist with all your stove requirements, from supply and installation to comprehensive servicing and diagnostic support.

(Stand WW20)

Marineware Ltd *

Visit our stand to chat with our technical experts about our paint coatings range including Epifanes, International and Awlgrip.

(Stand WW47)

Mercia Marina

The boater’s choice on the Trent & Mersey, Midlands. Gold Awarded for facilities, design and conservation work. 5-star destination for boating/moorings, holidays and shopping with boater’s lodges available to purchase.

(Stand WW11)

Minimal List

We’re bringing our popular underground-style maps of the Inland Waterways to Crick again this year. Visit us to choose from the whole network or popular regions and cruising rings, as well as a some new maps, Jo will also be selling her handmade jewellery.

(Stand WW33)


RYA accredited training centre offering a wide range of courses including Inland Waterways Helmsmanship, diesel maintenance and electrics, plumbing and boat fit-outs.

(Stand WW30)

Nationwide Boat Sales

We buy and sell boats nationwide. This means more boats for sale for buyers and more buyers for sellers.

(Stand WW65)

North Kilworth Marina

Marina in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside offering secluded individual pockets of moorings coupled with the best of facilities.

(Stand WW48)

Overwater Marina Ltd *

Overwater Marina, at the heart of the Shropshire Union, is your number one destination for a beautiful, peaceful and friendly place to moor your boat. The family owned marina provides all you need with a cafe, launderette, slipway, boat workshop, touring caravan site and glamping wagons.

(Stand WW59)

Residential Boat Owners’ Association *

RBOA - The only organisation in Britain specifically supporting and representing those living afloat, whether marina-based or continuously cruising, inland or coastal providing one-to-one advice to existing and potential live-aboard boaters.

(Stand WW58)

River Canal Rescue *

River Canal Rescue is a national breakdown company for boats on the inland waterways operating 365 days a year 24 hours a day.

(Stand WW6)

Rugby Boats Ltd

Rugby Boats sell quality narrowboats and have earned a reputation for honesty, integrity and care for the customer. The website has clear layout plans, brochures, professional photography and video tours.

(Stand WW100)

SEMCO Teak Products UK Ltd *

Semco Teak Products provide cleaning and sealer for teak and hardwood. Bringing your wood back to its natural beauty with its natural characteristics: non-slip, UV, algae/mould & water resistant.

(Stand WW22)

Seaflo UK *

Displaying the Transcool portable evaporative cooler 12 volt / 24 volt - enjoy cool air when stationary or on the move. Also chandlery, camping and leisure equipment including anchors, chain, shackles, kayaks, fridges, freezers, lock keys, tarpaulins and a full range of stainless steel fittings.

(Stand WW92)

Shakespeare Marina *

Shakespeare Marina – the newest addition to the Geomac Marinas Group. The exclusive Shakespeare Marina with brand new facilities offers secure rise and fall moorings in the heart of the Warwickshire countryside just 10 mins walk from the centre of historic Stratford-upon-Avon. It’s the ideal destination for Bard loving boaters on the River Avon.

(Stand WW1)

Ship Shape Bedding *

UK’s no.1 boat mattresses, upholstery and cratch cushions, unbreakable galleyware, bedding and the best selling DRY-Mat anti-condensation underlay! Luxury orthopaedic mattresses specially designed for boats for ultimate on-board comfort.

(Stand WW 42)

Shoreline (UK) Ltd *

Manufacturers and suppliers of 12 volt DC refrigeration for the inland marine market

(Stand WW45)

Sofabed Barn *

Manufacturers of small, compact sofabeds and chair beds. Space savers with storage solutions ideal for narrow boats.

(Stand WW28)


Narrowboat hand painted items.

(Stand WW101)

Talk-Away by Kingsground *

Talk-Away by Kingsground is a campaign to highlight the benefits of working together to achieve better wellbeing for those that work, live or even just pass by our marinas. So, come along for a natter, share your own suggestions, take a few helpful tips away with you. Together we’re better!

(Stand WW76)

Towpath Talk

Towpath Talk is Britain’s largest inland waterways publication. It serves the waterways community with the latest news, event reports and product reviews. Best of all, it’s free.

(Stand WW14)


Internet equipment: Wi-Fi antenna and router. Satellite TV equipment: satellite dishes manual and automatic, satellite receivers, satellite finders, TVs, 12 volt equipment. Countrywide fitting service.

(Stand WW84)

WaterNav *

WaterNav offers UK mapping completely free of charge on your phone that works fully offline, allowing you to finally dispense with paper maps. Join us on our stand to walk through its installation and get a tour of its functionality and soon to be released features!

(Stand WW4)

Watercraft Training *

Boat Handling courses for novice and professional alike RYA recognised, delivered on our 55ft semi-trad narrowboat based on the Grand Union Canal near Southam and on River Thames at Marlow. Own boat courses also available. Also, engine maintenance and boat electrics courses.

(Stand WW10)

White Mills Marina *

Family run marina on River Nene, Earls Barton, accredited with 4 Gold Anchors in 2019. All usual services and facilities including Boathouse Cafe and certified Camping & Caravanning Club site.

(Stand WW56)

Willow Boats Ltd

Beautifully hand painted narrowboats complete with traditional sign writing.

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