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West Marine Launches the Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak at the Miami International Boat Show

Media Contacts:

Laurie Fried
West Marine
831.761.6944
laurief@westmarine.com

Watsonville, CA (February 10, 2014)

West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), the largest specialty Waterlife Outfitter of quality marine grade products, apparel, footwear and accessories, will introduce the Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak at the Miami International Boat Show.

Designed for the angler, this kayak is rich in features and versatility. It offers an extremely stable platform for standing while casting, with enough buoyancy to support up to 500 pounds. The unique “double-decker” seat provides a low position for paddling and a high position for fishing, as well as a stand-up assist strap.

Additional benefits include: four molded-in rod holders behind the seat, molded-in gear trays and accessory attachment areas, mid-ship hatch and bow deck plate hull storage access. The Cayman includes a pre-installed anchor trolley system, a large storage compartment in the stern with a molded-in recess for a bucket, and shock cord rigging for securing gear in the storage compartment. Comfortable handles at the bow and stern allow for easy transport.

“This is the best combination of performance, value and features that we’ve seen in a fishing kayak,” commented West Marine’s Executive Vice President of Merchandise, Ron Japinga. “There is even a ruler molded into the side deck to help anglers measure their catch.”

The Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Kayak is $549.00 and is available at select West Marine stores and online at westmarine.com. Customers can check out the Cayman kayak at the West Marine booth, during the Miami International Boat Show (center pod, upper level).

About West Marine

West Marine, Inc. is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories in the United States, with nearly 300 company-operated stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine has grown to become a leading omni-channel retailer for boaters – from power cruisers and sailors to anglers and paddle sports enthusiasts – and offers gear, apparel and footwear for anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. The company’s wholesale channel is one of the largest 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.