Motor Boats Monthly's March cover star is just one of an exciting range of boats at the Birmingham event

The cover star of March’s Motor Boats Monthly, the outstanding Paragon 31, is being exhibited at the Boat & Caravan Show in Birmingham, which opened yesterday.

You can see the Motor Boat of the Year Award-winning boat in the flesh at the NEC event, which runs until 28 February.

Paragon 31

Also on show is Aquanaut’s new CS design package, exhibited on the 12m Drifter.

Outside you get all the usual steel cruiser grace but it’s spec’d up with some curvaceous and tactile stainless steel fittings, which feature across the interior and exterior of the boat.

The interior comes with a new refined cabinetry fitout, a smart, white planked deckhead and glass countertops.

The Aquanaut is found on the marina walkway, where you can also peruse models from Nimbus, Sealine, Haines, Sessa, Cruisers Yachts and Cranchi.

Elsewhere Bayliner has put on a big spread of affordable cruisers while Regal and the Italian Atlantis sportscruiser range are also well worth a look.