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WEST MARINE ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF NEWLY EXPANDED STORE IN SOMERS POINT, NEW JERSEY - Grand Opening on July 13th – 15th

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Laurie Fried
West Marine
831.761.6944
laurief@westmarine.com

WATSONVILLE, CA (June 26, 2012)

West Marine announced today the grand opening celebration of its newly expanded store in Somers Point, New Jersey from Friday, July 13 through Sunday, July 15. Located at 258 New Road (at the Somers Point Plaza), the celebration will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14 and 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 15.

Responding to the needs of area boaters and anglers, the renovated store includes a saltwater fishing assortment selected specifically for area Customers.  The renovated store includes boating supplies, along with casual and technical apparel, shoes, and accessories, all designed for your life on the water.

Store Manager Chuck Stuchel is a South Jersey native who has been with West Marine for 15 years.  In his downtime he enjoys boating, waterskiing and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. Having grown up in a boating family, he has personal experience on boats from 17-45 feet. “The entire crew at the Somers Point West Marine is passionate about boating, fishing and cruising from the Tuckahoe River to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean” says Stuchel. “We are ready to help folks enjoy the surrounding waters,” he adds.

There will be 14 associates at the new West Marine store who have over 411 years of combined boating, fishing, and sailing experience, including Associate Charlie O’Connell who divides his time between Somers Point and Marathon, Florida depending on the sailing-friendly weather. Fishing Expert John Migliacco, has been with West Marine for over 16 years and has over 30 years of in-shore, coastal and offshore fishing.

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).