Crick boat show 2024 wrap up

What a show – we say this every year. 

Setting up at Crick was manageable, but it was hard to ignore the signs of water-logging in the show field…if only we knew what was to come.

Friday was Trade and VIP day which commenced with a welcome breakfast courtesy of Haven Knox-Johnston, followed by British Marine members drinks and exhibitor drinks thanks to Leesan. 

It’s safe to say that our newest member of the team, Marc Griffin was thrown in at the deep end. 

Saturday was a standout day for us, enjoying not just gorgeous weather, but also a record number of visitors to our stand. It was great to see so many new and existing customers flowing through our stand, and we were very grateful for Pauline’s presence over the weekend which allowed us to keep on top of everything. 

And then came Sunday…

What started off as a damp morning gave way to heaven’s opening, and washing us away. Water came from everywhere, leaving the base of each item of furniture submerged.

Amazingly visitors were still splashing around and spirits were not dampened. 

Whilst the weather may have been a disappointment, the exhibitor’s Kayak race was not, with Stuart and Marc reaching the semi-finals losing to Waterways World who in the final tied in a dead heat with Kingsround. 

We were slightly quieter on Monday than we were over the weekend, however, we still managed to meet plenty of boating enthusiasts, as well as visiting a number of boats. 

Our visitor numbers were up 37% over last year, and we managed to issue six finance offers, with the hopes of seeing several more over the coming weeks.

Thank you again to Crick Boat Show for keeping things moving in the face of challenging conditions, to the Promarine Team for giving it their all over the weekend, and to the customers and visitors who helped to make the show a truly memorable event.

Promarine Finance at Crick Boat Show 2024

You’re invited to join us as we explore the inland waterways at the Crick Boat Show 2024! Promarine Finance leads the way, ready to navigate the event’s excitement and opportunities. With our dedication to providing customised finance solutions for boat enthusiasts, we are well-prepared to make a significant impact at Britain’s largest inland waterways festival.

When and Where to Find Us at Crick Boat Show 2024

Join us at Crick Marina in Northampton from May 25 to May 27, when the waters will be teeming with opportunities and joy. The Promarine Finance staff will be there at Stand BW5, ready to assist you in your journey of finding, and financing, the right boat.

About Crick Boat Show 2024

The Crick Boat Show 2024 is an experience unlike anything else, not merely an event. With a focus on trade and a preview day on Friday, May 24, this well-known event honours the charm of inland waterways and draws enthusiasts from all over the world from Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27. Crick Boat Show, the largest inland waterways event in Britain, promises an exciting mix of exhibitors, seminars, and activities. There’s something for every boater at this prestigious event, no matter your level of experience.

Meet the Promarine Finance Team at Stand BW5

Meet the people behind Promarine Finance by dropping anchor at Stand BW5. Our committed employees are ready to impart their knowledge and love of all things boating. Allow us to introduce

Stuart Austin – Director:

  • Stuart’s lifetime love of boats led him to create Promarine Finance in 2010.
  • Stuart enjoys long-distance running, cycling, and sailing wide waters when he’s not mapping out financial routes.

Liza Austin – Director:

  • Liza is Stuart’s life and business partner, and she makes sure everything runs smoothly and that customers are taken care of.
  • Outside of the boardroom, Liza leads a busy life that includes competitive running, horseback riding, and culinary excursions.

Marc Griffin – Inland Waterways Specialist:

  • Marc brings a wealth of enthusiasm and experience from his career in the inland waterways industry to Promarine Finance.
  • When he’s not navigating the financial seas, Marc can be found behind a drum kit in a small band that performs around Herefordshire.

Booth Highlights

You can count on nothing less than perfection at the Promarine Finance booth. Our experts will be available to provide knowledgeable counsel and customised financing options for liveaboards, inland boats, and ocean-going vessels. Enjoy a drink of beer created by Ludlow Brewery while you’re here and immerse yourself in the boating lifestyle.

As Stuart Austin, Director of Promarine Finance, aptly puts it, “We’re passionate about helping more people get out on the water with our marine finance services and connecting them with the boat of their dreams in the most affordable way. Join us at Crick Boat Show 2024!”

Get in touch with Promarine Finance

Reach out to Promarine Finance today to initiate your boating journey. Our team is dedicated to assisting you every step of the way, whether you have inquiries regarding financing options or seek personalised guidance. 

Request a quote or schedule a call back through our website – let’s capitalise on these opportunities together. We eagerly await the Crick Boat Show 2024, and now is the ideal moment to explore the myriad of possibilities that await you on the water – whether you’re an experienced or novice boater, Promarine Finance has something tailored for you. We look forward to seeing you at the world’s most exhilarating boat show in 2024.

Visit Promarine at the Boatlife Exhibition @ Stand F158

Join us at the Boatlife Exhibition on 15-18th February 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham! You’ll find Promarine on Stand F158 where you can ask us any questions you might have about boat finance solutions and we can provide any advice and support you may need.

Promarine Finance is an independent company, lending its own funds to people like you to buy the boat you really want. We make the decisions within 24 hours of receiving your application. We enjoy what we do and will help you through the purchasing process and administration.

Like us, BoatLife believes everyone should have a chance to get out on the water. No matter your budget or level of experience. Whether you’re a life-long enthusiast, a hobbyist, a newcomer to the boating world, or a family seeking a memorable day out, this event is for you.

Attending the event, you’ll get the opportunity to see hundreds of boats, exhibitors, and meet industry experts like ourselves. You’ll find us in the list of many exhibitors, with friendly and approachable team members on hand to discuss how simple and straightforward we can make it be to buy your next boat with our help.

For more information about the event, visit the Boatlife website where you’ll learn what’s on the agenda, who is taking to the live stage and further information to plan your visit.

Promarine ‘A guide to buying a boat in the UK’ webinar

Join our director, Stuart Austin, on Thursday 8th February at 7:30pm, where he will sit on an expert panel that will discuss everything you need when in the process of buying a boat in the UK. 

When thinking about buying a boat and undertaking the preparation to enter a boat ownership lifestyle, there are several factors to consider. Promarine already leads the way when it comes to boat ownership advice and information, offering a comprehensive guide consisting of six chapters, to walk you through each stage of the process to make sure you have all areas covered.

As a team of boat lovers and seasoned members of the boating community, Promarine’s mission is to help as many people as possible buy the boat of their dreams with boat finance or a marine mortgage. Financing a boat is a big decision, so hearing our valuable insights is worthwhile.

The webinar focuses on those looking to purchase narrowboats, motorboats and sailing yachts valued up to £350,000, with insights on the process of buying, the role of the broker, how to find a reliable broker, the importance of the marine surveyor, how to interpret a survey and how to finance your boat.

At the end of the webinar, you’ll have the opportunity to ask the panel any questions you have, in a live Q&A session.

For those unable to attend the live webinar, a recording will be available for all registrants.

We hope that once the webinar is over, you’ll feel confident in taking the next steps in your boat-buying journey. You can reach out to us for further information, advice and support via our contact page or simply get in touch with us using the details available on our website.

Promarine Finance announces new boat insurance partners

Promarine Finance is thrilled to announce our recent collaborations with esteemed insurance providers – namely, Insure4Boats, TopSail, and Pantaenius.

We are excited about the opportunities these new partnerships bring, offering our new and current customers access to premium insurance solutions across a diverse range of offerings.

Find comprehensive information about various insurance categories, gain insights into the essentiality of insurance for boat owners, and acquaint yourself with the distinct offerings from each of our trusted partners.

Embark on a journey towards safeguarding your maritime assets with Promarine Finance and our distinguished insurance associates. Visit our insurance & partners page for an insightful exploration into the world of marine insurance excellence.