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WEST MARINE ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING OF A NEW, BIGGER STORE IN NAPLES, FLORIDA - The “Naples on the Gulf” Grand Opening Set for October 12-14

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Laurie Fried
West Marine
831.761.6944
laurief@westmarine.com

WATSONVILLE, CA (September 18, 2012)

West Marine announced today the grand opening celebration of its newest location in Naples, Florida from Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14.  The brand new store will be located in the Naples Shopping Center at 2063 9th Street North (on the Corner of the Tamiami Trail and Golden Gate Parkway) in Naples with grand opening events taking place 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday and 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Responding to the needs of local boaters and anglers, this West Marine store will be over 13,000 square feet, featuring a fishing shack with salt and freshwater fishing tackle, a boat and engine parts counter staffed by specialists, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and inflatable boats, plus expanded assortments of boating and fishing supplies and apparel specifically selected for area Customers.

Store Manager Steve Baglio (a professional angler and licensed Charter captain) has been with West Marine for 3 years and is a lifelong watersports, sailing and fishing enthusiast who enjoys cruising on his 22’ Sabalo Custom inshore. “All of the Associates at the Naples West Marine are passionate about fishing and cruising,” says Baglio. “We have a top-level crew with a vast amount of marine experience ready to help folks enjoy the water.” There will be 18 associates at the new West Marine who have 475 years of combined experience and together have cruised over 25,000 nautical miles.

ABOUT WEST MARINE

West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has more than 300 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).