About UsThe Greater Philadelphia Boat Show is produced by Virginia-based Royal Productions, Inc., a leader in consumer show production for nearly 40 years. Under the guidance of President David Posner, Royal Productions grew to be one of the largest consumer show producers in the country. Annual events included home and garden, boat, RV, and golf shows.
For 10 years Royal Productions produced the Philadelphia Boat Show at the Fort Washington Expo Center. Within just a few years it became the largest boat show in the market and within a few more years was the only show serving Philadelphia with the closure of NMMA's long-running downtown boat show. Hundreds of thousands of consumers have attended and enjoyed Royal Productions' events. Royal also earned the trust and loyalty of nearly 1,000 exhibiting companies. For many of those companies participating in a Royal show represented a large percentage of their annual advertising budgets. The support for years, even decades, by many of these companies is a testament to the hard work, commitment and value Royal has always delivered.
In 2005 all of Royal Productions' shows were sold to California-based Affinity Group, Inc. These shows continue to operate under the division Affinity Events. The 2006 closing of the Fort Washington Expo Center left a large void in the Philadelphia market. Many of the largest and most successful consumer shows now had no home. Because of Royal Productions’ experience in producing quality boat shows the developers of the new Greater Philadelphia Expo Center called us to produce the Greater Philadelphia Boat Show. It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we at Royal take on the responsibility of producing what we hope will be one of the largest, most successful, boat shows in the region.