Smoker Craft and LCI Team Up for Family-Friendly Father’s Day Derby

Smoker Craft and LCI Team Up for Family-Friendly Father’s Day Derby

Online PR News – 04-June-2012 – COLCHESTER, Vt – COLCHESTER, Vt. – Smoker Craft, Inc., a leader in aluminum fishing boats with brands that include Smoker Craft, Starweld, and American Angler, is teaming up with Lake Champlain International (LCI) for the 31st Annual LCI Father's Day Derby presented by Yamaha. Celebrating 10 years of partnership, Smoker Craft and LCI are proud to offer this family-friendly fishing event that features seven major prize categories, including T.E.A.M.(Two Entries Any Member), junior and female angler divisions. The event will take place Saturday, June 16 to Monday, June 18 on Lake Champlain, Colchester, Vt.

“We are pleased to have teamed together with Lake Champlain International in delivering a world-class Father’s Day Derby for 10 years” said Peter Barrett, Senior Vice President/Marketing-Corporate Development of Smoker Craft, Inc., a family-run company since 1903. “Our company’s vision statement is “from our family to yours” and we are proud to support family friendly events that reflect our philosophy.”

A range of events will take place over the weekend, with something for everyone in the family. The Father’s Day Derby features 7 major prize categories that bring 11 species into play, as well as cash bonuses, junior prizes, LCI Ladies of the Lake presented by Cynthea’s Spa, and T.E.A.M. prizes. Each first place T.E.A.M. in the cold, cool and warm water divisions will win a brand new Smokercraft Inc. fishing boat equipped with a Yamaha fourstroke outboard motor.

“We love this event for our area,” said Eric LaMontagne, Outreach Director, LCI. “As in the past, this year will not disappoint. With prizes and cash bonuses, bountiful fishing and a postcard-like setting, who could ask for a better way to spend Father’s Day weekend? It’s all about Family, Friends and Fishing. With their rich family heritage, Smoker Craft, Inc. is a great partner. We are honored to have been associated with them for the last 10 years.”

For more information on the 31st Father's Day Derby presented by Yamaha, visit

Starcraft - Smoker Craft, Inc., ---- Having consolidated in 2007 Smoker Craft, Inc. and Starcraft Marine is a family owned and operated boat manufacturer with roots dating back to 1903. The company offers a complete line of marine products including aluminum fishing, pontoon, and fiberglass boats under the brand names Smoker Craft, Starcraft, Sylvan, Sunchaser, Starweld and American Angler.

Lake Champlain International, Inc., is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is the conservation, restoration and revitalization of Lake Champlain and the Lake Champlain watershed. They are host to the LCI Father's Day Derby presented by Yahama and other fishing-related fundraising events to help fund their conservation goals. Actively involved in fisheries and conservation issues, LCI also supports mentoring and educational programs, firmly believing people are not the problem, but the solution. For more information on LCI and what they are doing to protect Lake Champlain, please visit

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