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Grand Opening of West Marine’s Newport Beach Flagship Store, Thursday, October 3 through Sunday, October 6 -Nine local marine related charities benifit from “Cruising for a Cause” - Newport beach mayor Keith Curry presents proclamation during ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 pm Thursday, October 3

Watsonville, CA (September 30, 2013)

West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), the country’s largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, announced the grand opening celebration of its Flagship Store in Newport Beach on Thursday, October 3 through Sunday, October 6, 2013. Newport Beach area sailors, anglers, paddlers, cruisers and water lovers can take part in the weekend celebration at the store, located at 3433 Via Lido in Newport Beach (In the Via Lido Shopping Center).

What:

The West Marine Flagship Store in Newport Beach will have its Grand Opening Celebration from Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6, 2013.  Responding to the needs of Newport Beach-area boaters, the new store has been expanded to 27,500 square feet (normal store size is 8,000 square feet). Doors open at 8 a.m. on Thursday and festivities continue all weekend with activities, extraordinary discounts and prize giveaways.

Newport Beach Mayor Curry will welcome the new West Marine by attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony to include a proclamation at 6 pm on Thursday, October 3, during “Cruising for a Cause” Charity Night.  Ten dollar tickets are available at the door and 100% of the proceeds go to charity.  For more info visit www.westmarine.com/newportbeach 


Who:

Interviews available with West Marine leadership including:  Matt Hyde, President/CEO, Barry Kelly, SVP Port Supply & Shared Services, Deb Radcliff, SVP Marketing, Andrew Benz, Regional VP, Laura Barry-Grillon, District Manager and Chris Beckwith, General Manager.  Newport Beach Mayor  Keith Curry, Current City Councilmen & former NB Mayors Mike Henn and Ed Selich will also be in attendance at “Cruising for a Cause.”


Activities:

West Marine’s doors open at 8 a.m. each day and the Grand Opening celebration includes:  

  • Raymarine’s mobile showroom with the latest in high tech electronics
  • Sneak peak at Simrad’s new line-up for 2014, plus on the water demonstrations
  • Expert advice and seminars from Garmin,  ICOM and Lowrance
  • Sailboat rigging and hardware seminars at the on-site Rigging Shop
  • Door buster deals, giveaways and raffles
  • Gourmet Grilling by Magma from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Fashion Shows
  •  Vessel Assist Captains are on deck with special discounts
  • Text to Win 2 tickets to see Jimmy Buffett in Las Vegas

Where: Newport Beach West Marine
3433 Via Lido
Newport Beach (In the Via Lido Shopping Center)

When: In-Store Highlights:

Thur, October 3 Time Description
Cruising for a Cause 6pm - 9 pm Ribbon Cutting with Mayor Curry at 6 pm. Captain Aleks from Below Deck to MC. Reef Brother’s  Band, Maui Jim hula dancers, gourmet appetizers, cocktails and “Blue Marinis,”. Live Auction
Fri, October 4 Time Description
Fabulous Fashion Friday All Day Total Zero demonstrations by Columbia. Gifts with purchase, and stylists on site from Tommy Bahama, Sperry, Roxy, O’Neill and more.  Coastal Lifestyle prizes throughout the day.
PRIVATE MEDIA ONLY TOUR 11 am -12 noon West Marine leadership, including: Matt Hyde, President/CEO; Barry Kelly, SVP; Deb Radcliff, SVP Marketing; Andrew Benz, Regional VP; Laura Barry-Grillon, District Manager; and Chris Beckwith, General Manager, will be your hosts.
Chuck Folkner from Garmin 12 noon - 2 pm NMEA 2000 Seminar - Electronics networking
Magma BBQ 11 am - 1 pm Gourmet Grilling: Teriyaki Chicken Sliders
Chuck Folkner from Garmin 12 noon - 2 pm NMEA 2000 Seminar - Electronics networking

Captain Aleks from Bravo’s "Below Deck"

12 noon - 4 pm Signing autographs and social media
Surfing and Paddleboard Pros 1 pm - 4 pm O’Neill Pros - Rob Rojas &  Bree Kleintop sign autographs

Captain Dave Hansen,

Saltwater Guide & Fishing Fool
2pm - 4 pm Boat handling, electronics and learning the best fishing spots, rigging and bait to capture your trophy fish.
Sat, October 5 Time Description
Pelagic - Captain Mike Pritchard 10 am -12 noon Offshore Tuna Fishing
Captain Brett McBride, Shark Wrangler 12 noon - 2pm Former cast member of National Geographic’s “Shark Wranglers” shares his close encounters with these amazing fish.
Sun, October 6 Time Description
Pelagic - Captain Mike Pritchard 10 AM - 12 noon Offshore Tuna Fishing
Captain Todd Mansur 12 noon - 2 pm Gray Whales and Sport fishing
What:

The West Marine Flagship Store in Newport Beach will have its Grand Opening Celebration from Thursday, October 3 to Sunday, October 6, 2013.  Responding to the needs of Newport Beach-area boaters, the new store has been expanded to 27,500 square feet (normal store size is 8,000 square feet). Doors open at 8 a.m. on Thursday and festivities continue all weekend with activities, extraordinary discounts and prize giveaways.

Why: To provide Newport Beach area boaters, sailors, anglers, paddlers and water lovers with the broadest and best selection of supplies, equipment, accessories, apparel and footwear for their life on the water. 

Contact:

Debbie Douglas
949.375.3436
debbie@douglasstrategic.com

Lynn Selich
310-968-4678
lynnselich@roadrunner.com

 

About West Marine

West Marine, Inc. is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with nearly 300 company-operated stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and five franchised stores located in Turkey. Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine has grown to become a leading omni-channel retailer for boats and boaters – from power cruisers and sailors to anglers and paddle sports enthusiasts. West Marine also offers gear, apparel and footwear for anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. The company's 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, Inc. its products and store locations, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). West Marine's stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol WMAR..