Largest Store in the Crystal Coast to Open at the Crystal Coast Plaza
WATSONVILLE, Calif. (March 24, 2010) - West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, announced the grand opening celebration of its newest store in Morehead City, North Carolina on April 10 and 11, 2010. Doors open at 8am on Saturday and the celebration continues all weekend with a boat show, seminars, a kids petting tank, extraordinary discounts, great gifts and prize give-a-ways including $100 West Marine gift card, and more.
The brand new store is situated at the Crystal Coast Plaza, at 5160 Highway 70 in Morehead City. With over 15,000 square feet, it’s the largest West Marine in the Crystal Coast area. Offering an expanded selection of electronics, fishing, sailing, engine and apparel departments, as well as a Port Supply Hub for marine businesses, this Morehead City location was designed to meet the needs of local anglers, boaters, sailors and outdoor enthusiasts.
The new Morehead City West Marine employs 10 Associates who have over 100 years of boating, fishing and sailing experience. Store Manager John Grimmett recently relocated to Morehead City from the Eastern Shore of Maryland and has spent the last 30 years fishing up and down the East Coast. Operations Manager Tammy Jones has spent the last 11 years with West Marine in Morehead City and is an Inventory Specialist. Bill Marlow, the Sales Manager and Fishing Expert managed a local marina of charter fishing boats for 9 years before coming to West Marine. John Day, born and raised in the area, is an expert on boating and the commercial fishing industry. “Our West Marine location promises to deliver the best service possible to the Crystal Coast boating, fishing and sailing communities ,” said Grimmett.” In fact, we will have several thousand square feet dedicated solely to saltwater fishing gear alone” he adds.
There will be a boat show all weekend featuring boats by Sterling Marine, Boats Inc, Portside Marina and more. Plus, local boat dealers and marine experts will be on site for several fishing seminars. The Crystal Coast Grand Prix will bring a Race boat for display and the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will provide a kids petting tank on site as well.
The Raymarine Mobile Showroom will demonstrate cutting edge electronics while representatives from Pure Fishing, Penn Reels, Berkley Fishing, Garmin, Lowrance, Navico, Simrad, Maui Jim Sunglasses and many more will be available to answer your boating questions.
About West Marine
West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has more than 330 company-owned stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and two franchised stores located in Turkey. Our call center and Internet channels offer Customers approximately 50,000 products plus the convenience of being able to order on line and ship to a local store free of charge. 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.