The Boats

Boats on show in the Marina at Crick Boat Show

The colourful boats set the scene at Crick Boat Show. Presented by national and local boat builders and fitters and also by brokers, there are narrowboats and wide beams on display on water in the Marina and also on land at the heart of the Show Village.

Boats on Show 2023

Below are links to companies who had boats at the 2023 Show. All boats were open for Trade & Preview Day.


ABNB Boat Brokerage *

Selling boats for over 27 years from our base at North Kilworth Marina or from any location nationwide. Our small team have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the inland waterways sector and are on hand seven days a week to answer your questions. We pride ourselves on providing a professional but friendly brokerage service.

(Stand F18 to 20)

Archer & Smith Ltd *

We are showing our widebeam interior fit out project. Super high end interior.

(Stand F42)

Bluewater Boats Ltd *

We build bespoke narrowboats, widebeams and Dutch barges from hulls, sailaways, lined sailaways through to fully fitted.
We have two boats to view. Both are bespoke narrowboats with square sterns and short bows that maximise the living space. Essex Girl is 58ft, has painted and oak interior with oak cabinetry and iroko worktops. Coffin Dodger is 57ft has a stern seating area, a painted and oak interior, oak cabinetry and oak worktops, two single dinettes and some amazing sign writing.

(Stand F49 & 50)

Boat Sales by Aquavista *

Part of Aquavista Watersides, the largest marina operator in the UK with 29 marinas, we’re a group of folks with loads of boat knowledge, lots of experience of buying and selling boats and we’re here to help you ‘find the one’ at the Crick Boat Show this year. Find us down by the quayside and if boats isn’t your thing don’t miss out on viewing our two new luxury floating apartments - in partnership with Waterlodge UK.

(Stand F28 to 32)

Braidbar Boats Ltd *

Its our birthday! Come and join us as we celebrate 40 years of building luxury bespoke narrowboats at the historic Lord Vernons Wharf in Cheshire. To tie in with our celebrations we are showcasing a very special boat, Braidbar No. 200, ”Reginald” our most unique narrowboat ever built. Come and visit us to celebrate and see what its all about...

(Stand F37)

Elton Moss Boatbuilders *

We are an award-winning builder of bespoke luxury wide beam barges and narrowboats including full electric propulsion systems, disabled access boats and category C wide beams.  Come and see our boat in the marina.

(Stand F16)

Historic Narrow Boat Club (HNBC) *

Formed in 1966, the Historic Narrow Boat Club is a not-for-profit club dedicated to preserving the working heritage of UK canals, from the boats themselves to details of the waterways on which they travel. We are passionate about working boats, traditional skills, the built heritage, and the practices and courtesies of the working boat people.

(Stand F22-27a)

JF Boat Building Limited *

We will be showing a 62ft semi-trad narrowboat built on a Steve Haywood shell and fitted out by us. This boat is for sale as a share boat so shares can be purchased at the Show. We are a small bespoke boat builder/yard in Kings Bromley, Lichfield.

(Stand F41)

LNBP Community Boating

A voluntarily run charity providing canal boat holidays, short breaks and day trip experiences for a wide range of community groups and organisations.

(Stand FQ50)

Lakeland Leisure Estates *

Our boat sales locations continue to grow with 3 new locations for 2023. We now operate sales from Tattenhall, Great Haywood, Saul, Barton, Roydon, Caen Hill, Northwich Quay and Shakespeare Marinas. We will be exhibiting four boats including two Kingsground narrowboats, a Bickerstaffe narrowboat and a current brokerage boat.

(Stand F12 to 15)

Louis & Joshua Boatbuilders Ltd *

Louis and Joshua Boatbuilders Limited are proud to present Longleat, a 58ft square back Josher with steelwork by Jonathon Wilson. The interior design and fit out is beautifully crafted by our team in Thorne Doncaster. This particular vessel is powered by a 43 Barrus Shire coupled with a Hybrid Marine 5KVA motor generator. The 24 2V wet traction cells combine to make 48V 480Ah, ensuring over 8 hours of quiet, environmentally friendly cruising.

(Stand F48)

New & Used Boat Co *

As Approved Suppliers of two of the biggest boatbuilders, we offer you the biggest range and the widest choice of new boats in the UK. At the Show we have a 70ft luxury widebeam built to be furnished your own furniture rather than “fitted” and a 57ft Shearwater narrowboat.

(Stand LB1 & 2)

Norton Canes Boabuilders *

Norton Canes Boatbuilders is one of the country’s leading boatbuilders, known for its quality, integrity and craftsmanship. Sarah Edgson and team will be showing its latest new build, a stunning 60ft semi cruiser, with a Beta 43, bow and stern thrusters, AGM batteries, bespoke oak and painted ply fit-out, double glazed windows.

(Stand F40 & 48)

Oakums Narrowboats *

A 60ft narrowboat from the O-Drive range. Fully electric with 48-volt E-line Vetus engine and 2KW solar panels. The boat of vloggers Paul and Antony from

(Stand F38)

Ovation Boats *

UK builders of fully fitted narrowboats to your specification and ’ready of go’.

(Stand F34)

Russell Narrow Boats Limited *

Builders of high quality narrow boats, fitted out with the best of materials including solid oak trims and all high end materials. Quality at its best. We build stock and bespoke narrow boats up to 70ft.

(Stand F46)

Smithwood Narrowboats *

Smithwood Narrowboats are proud to present our latest build - ’Grandpa’s Retreat’. A 60-foot Tim Tyler semi-cruiser stern, fitted out in oak throughout with a teak deck to the bow and stern with beautiful clean lines. We pride ourselves on building bespoke narrowboats, applying the highest quality of craftsmanship in every detail. Call or email our Business Manager, Adam, to make an appointment - your new boating adventure starts right here!

(Stand F39)

Staniland Marina Ltd *

Staniland Boats are the new offering from Staniland Marina with a high standard of build using Steve Ellis Boatfitters for fitout and Jonathan Wilson for shells. Only the finest materials are used and each boat is hand built at Staniland Marina in Thorne.

(Stand F10)

Steve Ellis Boatfitters Ltd *

65ft semi-trad Jonathan Wilson shell. ‘Escapology II’

(Stand F11)

Swan Boat Builders *

Bespoke narrowboat and widebeam builder. Innovation, technology, quality, affordability. The leaders in bringing floating dreams to life.

(Stand F35 & 36)

The Bespoke Boat Co *

This is The Bespoke Boat Co second visit to Crick. Last year our widebeam ”The Calverley” placed second in Favourite Widebeam in Show, and we are hoping this year we do even better with our 65ft wide-beam ’Cricket’ or our 57ft narrowboat ’Frankie’.

(Stand F51 & 52)

Tingdene Boat Sales *

Tingdene present the Viking Canal Boats 65ft x 12ft 6in widebeam with two bedrooms, wet room, large saloon, and spacious galley. Beta 60hp marine diesel, tiller steering, bow thruster, and Victron electrical systems as standard. See also the practical and comfortable Henley FIVE day boat. At our sales offices we have a large selection of pre-owned boats to suit all budgets and lifestyles. Free sales berthing subject to terms.

(Stand LB3)

Tingdene Marinas Ltd *

Our 10 inland marinas give you access to the best of the UK’s cruising rivers. First-rate facilities, superb water front bars and restaurants, excellent boatyard facilities, plus friendly marina teams, will turn your boating dreams into a reality. Tingdene Marinas offer a unique boating experience throughout the UK’s inland waterways.

(Stand LB3)

Favourite Boat in Show

The Favourite Boat in Show award is a tradition of Crick. The 2023 competion is sponsored by Haven Knox-Johnston and there with be two trophies - one the most admired narrowboat and one for the most admired widebeamt, as voted for by Show visitors.

Haven Knox-Johnson Boat Insurance

The result will be announced early afternoon on Monday. Everyone who votes is entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Marks & Spencer voucher and voters can also enter a prize draw to win a year's free boat insurance from Haven Knox-Johnston (T&C apply). The winning exhibitor receives a trophy and a bottle of champagne.

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