The event, which takes place at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, will be held across the late May Bank Holiday Weekend 27-29 May 2023, with an exclusive Trade & Preview Day on Friday 26 May.
Britain's biggest inland waterways event, Crick Boat Show is organised by Waterways World in association with us and Crick Waterside and Marina, and is expected to attract over 26,000 visitors.
As well as being the canal world's biggest marketplace, showcasing the inland waterways industry with over 200 exhibitors, Crick Boat Show offers a fantastic day out with more than 30 new boats to view, plus used boats, free boat trips, free advice seminars on boat ownership, technical masterclasses, live music, children's activities, a real ale marquee, and a large variety of food and drink stalls.
Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World and Show Director, says: “We are looking forward to welcoming people to our 2023 Crick Boat Show, to be held over the Whitsun May Bank Holiday weekend. Crick Boat Show is firmly established as the top destination for waterways enthusiasts looking to buy a new boat, upgrade or improve their existing boat, for newcomers wanting to get afloat for the first time and for those seeking a day out by the water.
“Now in its 24th year, the Show hosts the largest display of new inland boats, both narrowboats and wide beams, and for three days it becomes Britain's largest chandlery when over 200 exhibitors bring together the complete range of equipment and materials for inland boating.
“Our ‘Trade & Preview Day' is exclusively designed for those who want to speak with boating related exhibitors – from boat builders to equipment suppliers. Friday 26 May offers a maximum of 1,000 pre-booked visitors the opportunity to talk in-depth with these companies and to see the boats before everyone else.”
What to expect
For Saturday 27, Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May, adult tickets are £18.00 on the gate, £15.30 if purchased in advance. Entry for children aged 16 and under is free on Saturday 27, Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May. Three-day adult tickets are £40.00 on the gate, £34.00 in advance.