Welcome to Crick Marina

Tel: 01788 824034
Office Opening Hours:
Monday - Sunday: 0900 to 1700 
 

Since opening in 1996, Crick Marina has quickly become one of the most sought-after marinas in the country, based on its unspolled and central location, and since 2000, its annual boat show.

Despite its convenient position just a mile from the M1 and close to the bustling towns of Rugby and Northampton, Crick is deliciously peaceful.

On arrival, it is very easy to adjust to the slower, more leisurely pace, set by the friendly moorers and staff. It has a unique character, with all the traits of a traditional country retreat. blended with modern facilities, a professional, knowledgeable team and on site marine services.

Crick accommodates 270 fully serviced berths across 2 basins, suitable for narrowboats and cruisers. Sitting directly on the Grand Union Canal on a 21-mile lock-free pound it promotes relaxed weekends afloat, yet also provides easy access to all major cruising routes.

The marina benefits a fully enclosed dry dock, managed by Crick Docking Services and a boat brokerage operated in conjunction with ABNB Ltd.

Berth holders can also enjoy FREE Wi-Fi and FREE weekend passes for Crick Boat Show, held every year on the second May Bank Holiday Weekend.

For a bespoke berthing quote and to find out about our Flexible Berthing Scheme, please call 01788 824034 or click here for our online enquiry form.

  • Jayne Newman
    Harbour Master

    Having lived at Crick Marina for the last 7 years and maintained the grounds as a contractor for the same period.

    I was very pleased to be asked if I would take one of the new Harbourmaster roles.

    In my new role which incorporates the grounds care and other site functions I get the best of both worlds and work in a great environment.

    I bring to my new position many years of experience from my early days of being green keeper to owning my own landscaping business and much more in-between.

    Within my new wider role, I continue to upkeep and improve the grounds and get to meet moorers and visitor to the site which I enjoy very much.

  • Greg Farrar
    Harbour Master

    When I joined the team at Crick Marina in September 2018 I had been living on my boat since 2012.

    I enjoy very much working and living on the canal.

    After a career in building maintenance with Kodak & John Lewis amongst others finishing as a Building Services Manager in 2009. After which I worked on a variety of jobs including working in a garden nursery taking responsibility for the care of the stock of a wide and varied range of plant and trees. I also worked preparing and turning around narrow boats working on the Oxfordshire Narrow Boats hire fleet at Lower Heyford, a part of the canal system I know very well.

    In my role as a Harbourmaster at Crick Marina I can work around narrow boats in this great part of the country.

  • Steve Eaton
    Harbourmaster

    Being the newest member of the Crick Marina Team I have been boating for three years having lived in Crick since 2006.

    Born in Far Cotton, Northampton I have lived in Northamptonshire in various villages all my life.

    I am a retired Police Officer, being a dog handler for the major part of my service. I previously served in the Royal Engineers abroad and in the UK. Since retiring in 2008 I have worked as an undertaker, office manager and for Mercedes as a demonstrator driver before taking up this new challenge.

    Being married to a lady whose name is Marina makes things easy to remember but does sometimes cause confusion. Having two sons and six grandchildren keeps us busy. The two border collies called Taff and Star who live with us have both won obedience competitions. They are great company keeping us entertained with their tricks.

    My hobbies are shooting, archery, reading and researching family history.

    I am really enjoying my new role as Harbourmaster with the variety and challenges it brings and I am happy to help with any requests you may have.

  • Mark Stevenson
    Marina Manager

    Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner, that I love meeting people!

    From a long varied background in sales with Unilever through to my own company selling electric vehicles (in those early days!). 

    I found myself getting hooked onto narrowboats after a short visit to the Paddington Cavalcade with my partner Donna. Now I am delighted to find myself here in the midlands at Crick. Deputising at Cropredy marina when she was still fairly new it was a baptism of water for me, I have learned much along the way and now am gratified to be a heading the team here at Crick since November 2017. The best marina on the system!

    My aim is to ensure your stay here is relaxing, secure and as enjoyable as possible. I look forward to welcoming new and valued moorers alike in my role here as manager.

    Happy boating!

Explore the Marina

Stunning, peaceful Inland Marina

Contact Castle Marinas using the following methods:

Email

Crick Marina
Harbour Master
info@crickmarina.com

Telephone

Crick Marina
01788 824034

Post

Crick Marina
West Haddon Rd
Crick
Northamptonshire
NN6 7SQ

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Narrowboat Holidays with Castle Marinas

Castle marinas operates five marinas on the UK's inland waterways network including some of the UK's leading inland marinas catering for all types of narrowboats and river cruisers. From our base at Wigrams Turn Marina, we also run a Black Prince hire fleet of some 15 narrowboats, ideal for holidays of all types.

Black Prince Holidays offer award winning luxury narrowboat holidays from 9 locations across the UK, including Wigrams Turn Marina. All narrowboats have full central heating, 240v electric, Freeview,DVD and mobile WiFi, making the Black Prince Holidays fleet one the best equipped on the canal system.

Ideally situated at the head of the Oxford Canal, Wigrams Turn in Napton is a base that offers a starting point for a large number of interesting routes. The Warwickshire Ring, for the more energetic and experienced, contrasts the beautiful countryside around Warwick with city life and industry through Birmingham and Spaghetti Junction. Trips of beauty and interest can also be achieved, including Stratford Upon Avon, Oxford, Snarestone, or a visit to the Waterways Museum at Stoke Bruerne, depending on the number of locks you wish to negotiate.

Visit the Black Prince Holidays website for more details including special offers canal boat holidays.

www.black-prince.com

 

Marina Information & Layout

Full length, non-slip jetty beside every boat for easy access.

Taps and power points adjacent to every jetty around the basin, electricity charged on metered usage.

Please note that the marina is private property and is only open to moorers, their guests, and would-be moorers.  We regret that sightseers and picnickers are not permitted.

Marina Facilities
Fuel, Pump Out and Waste Disposal

Diesel, solid fuels & Calor gas available at service wharf.

Large waste bins are available on site, including recycling.

There is a toilet disposal point, public WC, and pumpout system on the service wharf – attended or DIY operation.

Fully serviced jetties
Pontoon Services/Water/Electricity

Full length, non-slip jetty beside every boat for easy access.

Taps and power points adjacent to every jetty around the basin, electricity charged on metered usage.

Toilet and showering facilties close to boats
Showers, Toilets and Launderette Facilities

Toilet, shower and launderette facilities are available. Washing machines and tumble dryers are coin operated.

Full time moorers living on site
Security

We have full-time moorers living on-site. The Marina is not open to the general public and is located on the canal off-side, well back from the road, and behind a controlled security gate.

All jetties are non slip beside every boat for easy access.

Boat maintenance and repair
Dry Dock Facility

We have a dry dock available on site – please call Malcolm of Crick Docking Services on 07952 392663 to discuss your requirements.

Boat Sales

Boat Sales at Crick are operated in conjunction with ABNB Ltd. Please call 01788 822115 to discuss your requirements.

Parking

There is ample free car parking, with unloading bays close to jetties.

We value our customers opinions
IMPROVING OUR SERVICE WITH THE HELP OF OUR CUSTOMER
We regularly collect information from our customers regarding our facilities and services.  We would be very grateful as a customer at Crick Marina, whether a visitor or an annual berth holder, if you could spare some time to our survey when it is published. it will help us to understand your needs as a customer better.

The results are anonymous unless you would like some feedback. We publish the results of the surveys on an annual basis. 

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