Boat is an Indian brand of wearable audio equipment and other consumer electronics. Established in the year 2015, Boat has become number one in the Indian audio wear market and is ranked fifth globally among the largest wearable brands since December 2020. The tagine of the company is “plug into nirvana” which conveys the message of freedom and peace to the consumers.

Product range


Boat’s prominent products include wireless earbuds, wireless headphones, portable wireless speakers and smartwatches. The wireless earbuds, marketed as airdopes, provide Bluetooth connectivity with mobiles and other devices and come with carrying cases having in-built batteries for charging. Wireless headphones, available in both on-the-ear and over-the-ear forms, connect with smartphones and other devices through Bluetooth and have integrated lithium-ion batteries to draw power. Smartwatches come in a plethora of colours, designs and features such as health monitoring, fitness modes, call, social media notifications and more. Portable wireless speakers, sold under Rugby and Stone brand names, connect with audio sources through Bluetooth and have in-built batteries.

Other products by Boat include premium rugged cables, car chargers, home audio equipment and smart rings.

History and Shareholding

Boat started as a cable manufacturer and seller in the year 2015. The initial capital investment of Rs. 30 lakhs was made by the founders themselves. By the year 2020, the company had expanded its customer base to over 800,000. Boat reached its pinnacle in the year 2022 when it became the largest wearable electronics brand in India.

The majority shareholder in Boat is Warburg Pincus, holding 36.48% of the company’s shares. The founders Aman Gupta and Sameer Mehta hold 28.26% shares each. Fireside Ventures holds 3.76% of the shares while Qualcomm Ventures holds 2.6% of the shares. 0.64% shares are held by others.

Brand image

Boat showcases its products and maintains its brand image through celebrity influencers creatively called Boatheads. Its list of brand ambassadors include cricketers such as Hardik Pandya and Shreyas Iyer along with celebrity singers such as Neha Kakkar and Naved Sheikh. In addition, the company has also tied up with sports franchises such as Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians for its marketing campaigns.

Boat also promotes its products through tie-ins with mega events such as Lakme Fashion Week.

Highlights of Boat company details

Boat company is from which country India
Established year 2015
Boat company owner Sameer Mehta and Aman Gupta
Boat company headquarters Delhi, India
Products of boat Earphones, headphones, speakers, mobile accessories, etc.
Boat Company founders Aman Gupta and Sameer Mehta
Parent company of boat Imagine Marketing Pvt. Ltd.

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