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BOAT SHOW, SEA TRIALS, FISHING EXPERTS, HIGH TECH ELECTRONIC DEMONSTRATIONS & MORE AT THE GRAND OPENING OF WEST MARINE’S NEW STRATFORD STORE Enjoy Free Family-Friendly Events Friday, April 8th - 10th

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Margo Donohue
831.679.6945
margodono@gmail.com

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (March 22, 2011)
West Marine’s Stratford store will have its Grand Opening Celebration Friday,  April 8- Sunday, April 10.  Responding to the needs of Coastal Connecticut boaters, the new store has been expanded to over 12,000 square feet of boating equipment, supplies, apparel, marine electronics, and saltwater fishing gear specifically selected for the region.  Doors open at 8 a.m. on Friday and festivities continue all weekend with activities, extraordinary discounts and prize giveaways.

Friday, April 8th - Sunday, April 10th

  • Boat Show with great deals from Boardwalk Marina, Skarne Marine, Hitchcock Marine and Clinton Harborside Marine.
  • High Tech Electronic Demonstrations from Raymarine, ICOM, Sony, Standard Horizon and New England Marine Electronics.
  • Sea Trials at the Boardwalk Marina with the newest electronics from Lowrance and Simrad.
  • Captain Tom Pitasi of Coastal Fishing Charters, one of Connecticut’s top fishing guides, will be on site (Saturday only) to answer fishing & electronics questions.
  • Free hot dogs from 11am -1pm on Saturday & Sunday (while supplies last).
  • Free t-shirts for the first 100 customers.
  • Free raffle prizes and giveaways.

Stratford West Marine
The Dock Shopping Center
Located on the Housatonic River between the Devon Bridge & Moses Wheeler Bridge
Stratford, CT

Friday &, Saturday
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

To provide Stratford-area boaters with the broadest and best selection of boating supplies, accessories and apparel.

ABOUT WEST MARINE

West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has more than 325 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 60,000 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 westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464).