CRICK BOAT SHOW 2019
What a fantastic Crick show! Fantastic weather, huge crowds and our biggest and boldest boat yet – the all new Brigantine!
When we first conceived the idea of a beautiful looking barge, designed and built for the British widebeam waterways, we didn’t appreciate how much interest it would generate – or how much the shape and design would evolve to meet the needs and desires of our discerning customers.
We think our latest model perfectly encapsulates our ethos as a company: willingly embracing both new and innovative construction methods along with cutting edge materials, and having the skill to marry these with traditional craftsmanship to produce a truly exceptional and elegant craft with a flawless finish.
WE FELT EXTREMELY PROUD OF WHAT WE AND THE FABULOUS TEAM AT FINESSE HAD ACHIEVED AND WERE OVERJOYED THAT SO MANY OF YOU AGREED AND TOOK THE TIME TO VOTE, HELPING US WIN BEST WIDE BEAM AT CRICK 2019.
WE SHOULD ALSO MENTION THE WINNING NARROWBOATS.
FIRST PLACE went to the lovely bunch at ‘Boating Leisure Services’. They are currently fitting out a 60’ Semi-trad based on our steel work and we look forward to working with them on further projects in the future.
‘Braidbar boats’ took SECOND PLACE. Consistently producing boats of outstanding quality for over 35 years from their base at Lord Vernon’s Wharf, Braidbar have built themselves a fantastic reputation that continues to grow under direction of long-time boaters and new owners James and Donna. We reckon we have supplied them with more than 160 Narrowboat shells over the past 30 years! And with many Crick winners among them, here’s to another 30 years!
THIRD PLACE went to ‘Ortomarine’. Their 58’6” Semi-trad was based on our popular Mike Christian Josher shell and featured lots of technical innovations that they are seamlessly incorporating into their builds. We recently worked with them to produce an electric community trip boat called ‘Pamela May 2’ that suggests a definite greener future for our inland waterways. We look forward to seeing this type of technology grow and become more popular.
ALL IN ALL IT WAS A TRULY EXCELLENT SHOW.
For those who would appreciate the chance to see the Brigantine and our other show boats again (see pictures and info below) at a more leisurely pace, Finesse and Tyler Wilson are hosting an open day on June 29that our historic Victoria Boatyard in Sheffield. The address can be found below. No appointments are necessary – if you can make it, you are very welcome to come.
LEFT HAND NARROWBOAT IS A BEAUTIFUL JOSHER TUG, BESPOKE BUILT FOR HIGHLY DISCERNING CUSTOMERS. THIS ALSO FEATURES AN ALL ELECTRIC DRIVE.
THE MIDDLE IS AN OFF THE ‘PEG’ REVERSE LAYOUT SEMI TRAD FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN A HURRY AND CANT WAIT FOR A BESPOKE SHELL.
AND THIRDLY ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE IS THE WINNING BRIGANTINE.