About Us


Boathouse Sports was founded in 1985 by two-time Olympic rower John Strotbeck. The goal was to provide elite athletes with high quality performance products allowing them to train and perform at their best. Over the past 30 years we have expanded our products to include many different sports across all performance levels. In our Philadelphia factory, we create completely custom garments meant to highlight your brand. We build and maintain partnerships with elite institutions like USRowing (www.usrowing.org), the Ivy League Rugby Conference (www.ivyrugby.com), and Denver Elite (www.lxtclacrosse.com), as well as many other collegiate, high-school, and youth teams across the country and around the world. We work with these organizations to get product feedback and provide on-field and off-field performance gear that allows every athlete to perform and look like a champion.


  • We are committed to be the leader in custom performance apparel.
  • The consumer is our focal point - therefore we will continually adapt our products and processes to deliver quality custom products that surpass your expectations.
  • Deliver an e-commerce experience that allows you the freedom to design to your team's badge of honor effortlessly.
  • Continue to build on our past experience by responsibly supporting diversity, creativity and productivity within our work environment.


Based in the city of Philadelphia, our team prides itself on the level of quality and customization of its products and the speed with which they can be produced. Our manufacturing facility employs the full spectrum of employees to produce your custom apparel. From Product Development to Shipping, everything happens right here in Pennsylvania. And you are welcome to visit our team at any time! See real fabric being spread, measured, and cut JUST FOR YOUR ORDER. Watch Embroidery and Screen Printers decorate your custom jackets, polos, and performance tee-shirts. Watch Sewing Machine Operators as they turn fabric and thread into a finished product.  From Creative Services to Customer Service, Boathouse Sports supports our family of associates to build great products while also building a stronger community.