Watsonville, Calif. (May 10, 2010) - West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, announced the grand opening celebration of its newly renovated flagship store in San Diego, Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May16, 2010.
The newly remodeled store is situated at 1250 Rosecrans Avenue at Carlton Street, one block from Shelter Island Drive. With nearly 30,000 square feet of retail space, it’s the largest West Marine in Southern California and now features West Marine’s biggest saltwater fishing selection on the West Coast.
The San Diego Flagship Store was renovated to meet the needs of all types of boaters. Local fishing experts have created an outstanding fishing assortment with the best rods, reels and terminal tackle to catch fish in Southern California. For sailors there’s a full production rigging shop with sailing specialists to assist with standing and architectural rigging, furlers, winch packages, custom tracks and much more. Plus, test out the latest in high tech electronics from Raymarine, Garmin, Standard Horizon, Uniden and Sony to name a few. The extensive casual and technical apparel section has gear for every type of boating with the latest from Henri Lloyd, Gill, Harken, Puma, Ronstan and our brand new West Marine Technical Apparel designed by boaters for boaters.
The celebration of the newly remodeled San Diego Flagship Store begins at 8am on Friday, May 14 and continues throughout the weekend with extraordinary discounts and prize drawings. Special events include the Birch Aquarium at Scripps live tide-pool aquarium, thresher shark and halibut fishing seminars, plus Team Fish Dope and BloodyDecks will share tips and tricks catch more fish. Get great deals from local boat dealers and hear expert advice from 20 companies including: Icom, Harken, Simrad-Navico, Racor, Villiage Marine, Interlux, Pettit, Big Hammer, Tady Lures, Seeker, Daiwa, Shimano and others.
The San Diego Flagship Store has an outstanding crew with over 1,500 years of combined boating experience. The new General Manager, Louis Holmes, was born and raised in Southern California and is an avid sailboat racer. Shelley Hanson manages San Diego’s Professional Captains Services program, the megayacht division of West Marine. Mick Fritzching, General Manager of the Yacht Tender Program is managing the Caribe and Novurania dealership out of the San Diego Flagship Store.
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.