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'Flying' boats dropping in for Waterways Festival

A B Tuckey Boat Transport Service is pictured craning ABC Leisure’s 72ft-long ‘Dawn Til Dusk’ narrowboat. Credit: Francis Wilson Photography

It's not a sight you see every day - a 35-tonne narrowboat suspended 20 feet up in the air.

Twenty narrowboats are being craned into Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, as part of preparations for the 16th Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival being held over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival showcases the inland waterways industry with more than 250 exhibitors from across the canal world.

It is expected to attract 25,000 people over the three show days.

"Crick Boat Show is the number one boat show at the heart of the waterway network. Whether people are boating enthusiasts, looking to buy boating products and services, or just looking for a great family day out by the water, there’s lots to see and do at Crick Boat Show, set in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside, alongside the Grand Union Canal.”

– Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World & Show Director
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