Do you remember the Crick Boat Show last year? It was the Jubilee weekend so you may well remember the rainy weather even if you weren’t at Crick! We’re hoping it’s going to be a bit better this year.

From 25th – 27th May boats and stall holders will be gathering at Crick Marina in North Hants to celebrate all things boaty. If you don’t have a boat you can camp there, or just go along for one day.

This lively festival is organised by the publishers of Waterways World magazine and includes the usual boaters favourites such as live bands, beer tent, and stalls with chandlery and traditional crafts. There’s usually plenty of choice of fast food and a children’s area with fairground rides and other entertainment.

One of the great things about the Crick event is there are lots of boats to look around; some on hard standing and some moored up in the marina. So if you’ve never been inside a canal boat you can get on board and compare widebeams with narrowboats and look at the different sorts of interior layouts that are available. The boats on display are usually shiny new-builds, ready to ignite your imagination for the day you can afford to commission your perfect boat.

However, if you are looking for a second hand boat for sale, come along to the Boatshed Inland stand where we’ll have details of different styles of boats to suit varying budgets. Phil will be around to answer your questions, or to give advice if you’re considering selling your boat.

At the moment the weekend’s weather forecast is not too bad so I’m hopeful that it’s going to be a good one. Tickets and camping/mooring passes are now on sale on the Crick Boatshow website.


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