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WEST MARINE FORT LAUDERDALE SUPERSTORE TO HOLD “OPEN HOUSE” DURING FORT LAUDERDALE BOAT SHOW - The World’s Biggest Boating Store to Have Door Buster Deals, Raymarine Mobile Showroom, Refreshments and Celebrated Underwater Photographer Tony Ludovico October 26-28, 2012

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Laurie Fried
West Marine
831.761.6944
laurief@westmarine.com

WATSONVILLE, CA (October 17, 2012)

West Marine announced that it will hold an “Open House” October 26- 28 at the company’s Flagship Superstore, located at 2401 South Andrews Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.  The world’s biggest boating store will have door buster deals, the Raymarine Mobile Showroom, the newest high tech electronics, refreshments, vendor demonstrations and more. Plus, customers can enter to win a $1,000 West Marine Shopping Spree at the store.

Celebrated underwater photographer Tony Ludovico will be on deck on Friday and Saturday from 12 -2pm. He will display his work, sign free prints for the first 50 people, and provide giveaways.

In addition, West Marine will be on site at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show in booth # 179. Enter to win brand new marine electronics worth $50 to $2,000 dollars.

A name will be drawn each day at 5pm at the West Marine booth and one of the following products will be given to one lucky attendee.

Thursday

  • New Eco Extreme Rugged All Terrain Speaker Case $49.99

A waterproof, protective shell for an iPhone, Blackberry, Droid, other cell phones or MP3 players with a 3” built in speaker.

Friday

  • Raymarine a67 6in Combo US Charts $949.99

The perfect choice for chartplotting and networking, with digital sonar for serious anglers looking for a powerful GPS/Sonar combo with extensive add-on options.

Saturday

  • Lowrance HDS-7 Gen2 Touch $1,549.99

The new wide-format, touch screen multifunction display combines superior fish finding with built-in Broadband Sounder and StructureScan HD and navigation technologies in a sleek, easy to use display.

  • FLIR Handheld Night Vision Thermal Imager $1,999.99

A handheld, submersible high performance marine thermal imaging camera that sees heat instead of light.

Monday

  • Top Secret “Go Pro” Camera $299.99

So new, it won’t be released until right before the show.

“We are very pleased to have our first Open House during Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,” says Store General Manager Demi Warner. “Since our opening last December, we have been a witness to the excitement of the boating community and are pleased to be a part of the celebration,” she added.

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).