A-la-mode boats displayed their magnificence in Tinsel town

By: Himanshu Pandey & Véronique Polès, Vogue+ Bureau, Mumbai | 26th Feb

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The 6th edition of the annual Mumbai International Boat Show (MIBS 2012) brought some of the latest in leisure boating industry from around the world. Vogue+ correspondents Himanshu Pandey & Véronique Polès divulges that MIBS’12 showcased a variety of day boats, speed boats, security boats, personal watercrafts, kayaks, boating accessories, marine engines, marine toys and some of the finest, most luxurious yachts, large boats, sail boats…

MIBS started with coveted designer Archana Kochhar showcasing her a-la-mode resort themed collection christened as EXOTICA. B-Town’s sizzling girls Geeta Basra and Shraddha Das were her muse for the evening. They mesmerized the audiences by the walking the ramp in white chic couture. The actresses looked amazing in those outfits making the audiences awestruck.

Another designer Rohit Verma also showcased his collection on the first day of the Mumbai International Boat Show 2012. An eclectic mix of celebs, socialites et Tinsel town’s luminaries graced the occasion.

MIBS continues to highlight India’s evolving leisure boating sector, it is no wonder then that past exhibitors have assured their full participation, in fact, this time round was joined by new players in the emerging market.

The sixth edition of the Mumbai International Boat Show is a reflection of the times. The renewed interest in developing infrastructure, especially in Mumbai, has resulted in an increase in participation and interest in the show. This year, we have far more brands, with the entire industry now on board,” concluded Maneck Davar, Chairman of Mumbai International Boat Show.

(Anita Balsara & Aarti Vijay Gupta contributed reporting)