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WEST MARINE ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT REVIEW DAY FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014 AT WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA SUPPORT CENTER

Seeking Innovative New Products to Enjoy Life on the Water

WATSONVILLE, CA (August 17, 2014)

West Marine, the world's largest waterlife retailer, exclusively offering marine gear, apparel and footwear, today announced its New Product Review Day set for Friday, September 26, 2014. The event will be held at the Company's Watsonville, California based Support Center located at 500 Westridge Drive.

West Marine's New Product Review Day allows prospective inventors and vendors to pitch new products to West Marine Category Managers for consideration to be sold in West Marine retail stores, as well as through its other channels of business, including westmarine.com.

"In keeping with West Marine's passion for the water, we are always on the lookout for great innovations in boating, fishing, paddling and sailing gear," said CEO, Matt Hyde. "Our semi-annual New Product Review Day presents a terrific opportunity for vendors and inventors to meet personally with West Marine Category Managers."

To schedule an appointment to attend, or demo product(s) during West Marine's New Product Review Day, email West Marine directly at vendorinfo@westmarine.com.

About West Marine

Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine, Inc. has grown to become the largest omni-channel specialty retailer exclusively offering gear, apparel, footwear and other waterlife-related products to anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. With over 275 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, and an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, West Marine is recognized as the dominant waterlife outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. West Marine has everything you need for your life on the water. For more information on West Marine, Inc., including its 85,000 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.