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West Marine Press Release

TO BETTER SERVE FAIRHAVEN, MASSACHUSETTS BOATERS AND ANGLERS, WEST MARINE ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF NEW, BIGGER STORE – Newest South Coast Location Holds Grand Opening June 8th-10th

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Laurie Fried
831.761.6944
laurief@westmarine.com

WATSONVILLE, CA (May 10, 2012)

West Marine announced the grand opening celebration of its newest location in Fairhaven, Massachusetts from Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10. The brand new store will be located at 114 Huttleston Avenue in Fairhaven with grand opening events taking place place 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and 9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Responding to the needs of South Coast boaters, the new store will be 15,000 square feet and will feature a large selection of fishing gear and engine parts, plus an extensive selection of marine electronics, sailing gear, boating supplies, as well as casual and technical apparel.

Store Manager Todd Prenda has been with West Marine for over 11 years and is a lifelong powerboater who enjoys fishing and cruising the waters of Buzzards Bay. “The entire crew of the Fairhaven West Marine Store is passionate about fishing and powerboating and we are eager to help our new customers,” says Prenda. “By increasing the size of our store, we will offer even more in terms of fishing gear, engine parts and everything you need for a great day on Buzzards Bay, the Acushnet River, or the Atlantic Ocean” Prenda adds.

There will be 30 associates at this new West Marine Store including Operations Manager Mike Dahill who has spent 18 years with West Marine and is a passionate sailor. Sales Manager George Vigeant is an experienced charter captain and avid angler. The Fishing Expert, Casey Allen, specializes in striped bass fishing and is a licensed captain.

ABOUT WEST MARINE

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 westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464).