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Cruise Over to the New West Marine Destin, Florida Store for a Weekend Filled With Family Fun

Grand Opening Weekend Filled with Three Days of Demos, Deals, Door-buster Discounts and Giveaways; Plus Legendary Underwater Photographer Tony Ludovico

Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13, 2014

What: Waterlife lovers in Destin have a reason to celebrate: the Grand Opening of the new West Marine Destin store on April 11-13. With more than 13,000 square feet, West Marine’s new store location features nautical necessities and access to experts who can help boaters, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts make the most of their time on the water.

At 9 a.m. on Friday, Destin, FL, Mayor Mel Ponder will preside over a ribbon cutting at the store. On Saturday and Sunday, stop by to meet legendary marine underwater photographer Tony Ludovico who will be signing free prints (while they last) and Pelagic merchandise (with proof of purchase) between noon and 3 p.m.

The fun continues with free daily demos by boating experts, special deals on waterlife gear and accessories, giveaways and free ice cream all weekend.

When: Friday, April 11-Sunday, April 13
Grand Opening Store Hours Friday – Saturday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m
Friday, April 11, 9 a.m.: Ribbon cutting by Destin Mayor Mel Ponder
Where: West Marine Destin, 862-B Highway 98E, at the intersection of Gulf Shore Drive and the south side of Interstate 98.
Grand Opening Highlights:
  • Festive Family Fun – All weekend long, the store will host interactive how-tos with West Marine pros. Experts from Navico, DeLorme, Z-Tuff and Sperry will also be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate products.
  • Local Fishing Expertise – The 2,000-square foot Fishing & Bait Shack contains both inshore and offshore fishing and tackle gear specifically selected for the area.
  • Shop and Tour the Store – New sections and highlights including the Fishing & Bait Shack, a comprehensive engine parts department, new stand-up paddleboard shop. There will be deals on casual and technical apparel, foul weather gear, footwear and accessories from Roxy, Tommy Bahama, Pelagic, Quiksilver and Sperry Top-Sider. AND giveaways galore!
Web: westmarine.com; Facebook and Twitter @westmarine
Media Oppurtunities: Friday, April 11, 9 a.m.
  • Destin, FL, Mayor Mel Ponder will preside over a ribbon cutting at the store.

Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, noon – 3 p.m.

  • Legendary marine underwater photographer Tony Ludovico who will be signing free prints (while they last) and Pelagic merchandise (with proof of purchase).
Media Contact: Margo Donohue
West Marine
917.679.6945