Industry Mourns Smoker Craft’s Dan Robinson


It is with very heavy hearts that Smoker Craft shares the news of Dan Robinson’s passing in early March after a battle with cancer.

Dan was a valuable member of the Smoker Craft team. He will be remembered for his contagious energy, enthusiasm for boating and many product design ideas.  He was a friend to all.

Dan began working for the company as a Starcraft dealer, representing Duchow’s Marine.  Having attended many dealer council meetings, his retail expertise helped direct the company’s product development, marketing and sales strategies. In 2011, he joined the Smoker Craft sales team as a Sales Representative and was quickly promoted to Regional Director.

Dan loved to travel and had a very adventurous spirit. He particularly enjoyed wake boarding, surfing and snowboarding. He was an excellent teacher and coach, taking great delight in instructing friends and family in any type of water sport.dan

First and foremost, he was a family man. Dan was a very loving husband, father, and son. His daughters were his greatest pride and joy and he so enjoyed attending their school and sporting events. He never missed an opportunity to share his girl’s successes with the greatest of pride in all of their accomplishments to anyone.

He is survived by his wife Jennifer of 22 years; two daughters, Shealyn and Brin Robinson; his father Hugh (Arlene) Robinson; brother, Richard (Laura) Robinson; sisters, Tammy Kolodziejczak, Kelly (Jeff) Vorisek; sisters-in-law, Amanda (Darren) Henley, Kelly (Steve) Siegel; parents-in-law, Robert (Donna) McNally; and many nieces and nephews.