Houseboating meets NASCAR

Published in the July 2013 Issue July 2013 News

Thoroughbred Houseboats played a special role in the last Daytona 500. The company shipped a houseboat down to the NASCAR race where it was custom wrapped in camo. All of this was to prepare for the Duck Dynasty cast serving as honorary officials for the race.

The show’s narrator and Duck Commander CEO Willie Jess Robertson, his wife Kory, his mother Kae and Uncle Si were all in attendance, riding on the houseboat that floated on Lake Lloyd, which makes up the track's infield.

Fans had the opportunity to win a ride in the houseboat and fish with the crew.

“Thoroughbred built a boat for Kentucky State University that Daytona International Speedway and Duck Dynasty used,” said Thoroughbred President Shawn Heinen. “The Quack Pack spent time on the boat and we enjoyed the Florida sun, doing some fishing and watching the race.”

In case you haven’t heard of Duck Dynasty, it’s a popular show on A&E which follows the lives of the Robertson family. They have become wealthy from their family-operated business, Duck Commander, operated in West Monroe, La., which makes products for duck hunters, primarily the duck call named Duck Commander. (

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