Crick Marina is owned and operated by Tim Langer, who began business on the inland waterways in 1992 when he established Canal Craft Narrowboat Brokerage at North Kilworth, Leics. The business moved to larger premises at Bugbrooke in 1994, and was sold in 1997.
The frequent difficulty of finding moorings for narrowboat purchasers prompted Tim to seek a suitable site to develop his own marina, and an ideal site was found at Crick.
The intitial 110-berth basin opened on time in April 1996 and was very soon fully occupied. Three years later an extension of 76 berths was built at the southern end of the basin, which enabled the Crick Boat Show to be held for the first time in 2000.
A further 87-berth extension opened in December 2007, bringing total capacity to about 270 boats.
Tim further expanded his interests in the inland waterways with the opening of Cropredy Marina in September 2013.