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Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show

The annual Southampton Boat Show in England drew hundreds of boat enthusiasts, despite the adverse weather. More than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from around the world attended the event, which is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. One of the main attractions was the enormous cruise liner Adventure Of The Season, which loomed over the various smaller boats which were for sale.

Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
People look at the various types of boats for sale in front of the cruise liner Adventure Of The Season on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
Richard Hammond (R) and Sunseeker's founder Robert Braithwaite (L) speak as they launch the new Sunseeker Sport 80 on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
Models dressed in Sunseeker sailor hats stand besides the Sunseeker Sport 80 at its launch on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
A yacht for sale is seen on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
A man looks at the interior of the new Sunseeker Sport 80 at its launch on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
Models pose for a photograph on board the new Sunseeker Sport 80 at its launch on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
A small boat is seen for sale on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
People look at boats for sale on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
People look at the various types of boats for sale on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
People look at the various types of boats for sale on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
People look at the various types of boats for sale on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
People look at the various types of boats for sale on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
The interior of the Sunseeker Sport 80 is seen at its launch on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
People look marine engines for sale on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)
Hundreds gather for Southampton Boat Show
Commodore Philip Pearce-Smith poses for a photograph on the opening day of the annual PSP Southampton Boat Show on September 13, 2013 in Southampton, England. The show, now in its 45th year, features more than 1,000 boats and 500 exhibitors from all over the world and is one of the biggest on-water boat shows in Europe. (Getty Images)