Getting ready the Crick Boat Show

Published: Thursday, 25 May 2023

IT WAS very busy at Crick Marina on Tuesday with craning in boats for Crick Boat Show over this coming holiday weekend.

Altogether over 40 canal boats will be on display at the show, and around 25 of them will be craned in for the event.

Biggest inland waterways festival

Crick Boat Show is organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Waterside & Marina, and now the UK’s biggest inland waterways festival, with over 200 exhibitors gathering from across the canal world and beyond, the event is expected to attract over 26,000 visitors.

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

“We are looking forward to welcoming people to our 2023 Crick Boat Show, the nation’s biggest inland boating marketplace and a fantastic day out alongside the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire.

“During the show build-up, 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 onto the marina waters or onto the land in the Show’s land based marina."

Great day out

Crick Boat Show offers a great 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.