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West Marine Press Release

WEST MARINE INTRODUCES WM3000 RF MARINE STEREO WITH RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) AND INFRARED (IR) REMOTES – Floating Remotes Work below Deck and on the Dock, Controlling Stereo from 30 Feet Away


Laurie Fried

WATSONVILLE, CA (February 08, 2012)

West Marine, the country's largest retailer of boating supplies and accessories, will introduce its WM3000 RF Marine Stereo with Radio Frequency (RF) and Infrared (IR) remotes, at a press conference on February 16th at the 2012 Miami International Boat Show.

The West Marine WM3000 RF allows boaters to control their stereo wirelessly from anywhere on or near their boat. “The unique, waterproof, floating RF remote allows the user to control their stereo within 30 feet of the head unit,” said Chuck Hawley, V.P. of Product information. “This unique RF technology shoots through bulkheads and goes around obstructions that would normally render a typical IR remote useless.”

This stereo can adapt to digital music devices, with direct USB controls for the iPod® and iPhone®. A front-panel USB input, two aux. inputs (3.5mm front and RCA rear) and an SD card slot are behind the front panel. The WM 3000RF is MP3, WMA, CD-R/RW compatible and is built for the marine environment, with EDP-coated, rust-resistant chassis, conformal-coated circuit boards and UV-resistant plastic.

Customers can visit West Marine’s booth at the Miami International Boat Show, or online via to learn more about the WM3000 RF stereo or any of West Marine’s 75,000 other product offerings.


West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has more than 310 company-owned stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and three franchised stores located in Turkey. Our call center and Internet channels offer Customers over 75,000 products plus the convenience of exchanging catalog and Internet purchases at our Store locations. Our Port Supply division is one of the largest wholesale distributors of marine equipment serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators and government agencies. For more information on West Marine's products and store locations, or to start shopping, visit or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464).