Historic classics at Crick Boat Show

Crick Boat Show 2017 Crick Boat Show visitors will be able to view vintage vessels, attend seminars and take part in boat taster sessions

Visitors to Crick Boat Show will be able to view five historical boats as well as engage with more than 280 exhibitors and listen to practical and informative seminars.

Vintage boats will include Northwich motor boat Sculptor, built by by W.J. Yarwood in 1935 for the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company and one of very few composite boats in existence.

Also on display is Sagitta, built in 1935 by Yarwoods of Northwich and used by the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company, British Waterways and Staffordshire County Council.

Working vessels

Other boats include Nutfield, built in 1936 by W.J. Yarwood & Sons of Northwich, for the Grand Union company and Raymond, built on Barlow's Dock in Braunston in 1958 and the last wooden working boat to be built in the UK.

Visitors can also view Dover, a historic converted large Woolwich narrowboat, which started life as part of the Grand Union Canal fleet in 1937, but in 2005 became a TV star in an ITV series about creating a narrowboat fitted out in a modern style with a difference.

Seminars on designing, maintaining and buying and selling a boat will take place, alongside budget boating and the basics of living on a boat, on all three days of the show.

Boat handling taster sessions, free 30-minute boat trips, a display of Budget GRP Cruisers from BWML and evening music entertainment are also on offer.

Crick Boat Show will take place from May 26 - 28.

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