Lots of new boats to inspect at Crick

Published: Friday, 17 May 2019

THERE will be lots of new boats to inspect at Crick Boat Show this year.

Crick 2The week-end of the 25th to 27th May should be a 'must' for those thinking of either purchasing their first boat or replacing an existing one with a total of 20 new boats being craned into the marina during the month prior to the show.

Biggest inland waterways attraction

Altogether there will be around 250 exhibitors at the show, that has come to be known as the biggest inland waterways event and an attraction not only for would-be boaters, but boaters themselves and the public too.

Preparations are now underway, with the new boats being craned in by MJT Cranes that specialise in such work, that will start on Tuesday 21st May with 10 of the boats, the rest arriving later.

CrickLooking forward

Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World and Show Director, remarks:

“We are looking forward to welcoming people to our 2019 Crick Boat Show, which once again will create the nation’s biggest inland boating marketplace and a fantastic day out alongside the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire.

“We are currently on site building the show, and one of the most dramatic sights is when these huge canal boats—that have arrived by road—are winched up into the air and placed back down onto the marina waters or onto the land in the show’s land based marina.

"It’s often impractical to send a boat by water, and the wide beam boats can’t fit through the locks on the Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal, as it’s a narrow canal.”

Many activities

Crick Boat Show offers a 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 exhibitors, both boating related and general stalls. All children aged 16 and under receive free entry to the show.

For Saturday 25th, Sunday 26th and Monday 27th, adult tickets are £16 on the gate and entry for children aged 16 and under is free. Senior citizens and concessions are £14.50 on the gate. Three-day adult tickets are £32.00 on the gate. Three-day senior citizen or concession tickets are £29.00 on the gate.