New Bern Welcomes New, Larger West Marine Store

Store Opening Just in Time for Holiday Shopping

Watsonville, CA, Dec 4, 2017 - West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, announced the opening of its larger and new store location in New Bern, N.C. The new 9,000 plus-square-foot West Marine store is located at 3559 Martin Luther King Blvd. A formal grand opening celebration is slated for March 2018, and the location is currently open for business in time to serve the needs for New Bern-area shoppers this holiday season. Store hours will be Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday 9a.m.-6 p.m.

Store Manager Jim Simmons and his staff of nine Associates have more than 220 years of combined boating, fishing, sailing, cruising and paddling experience, and Simmons says they are eager to meet the needs of fellow waterlife lovers.

“I began my career at West Marine six years ago as a part-time Associate and am thrilled to serve the needs of our community waterlife enthusiasts at our brand new store in New Bern,” Simmons says. “The store fronts on both the Neuse River and Trent River, offering great support for area boaters. In addition, the open waters are perfect for boaters and sailors, while in our creeks paddlesports continue to grow in popularity.”

The New Bern West Marine store is home to thousands of products and is designed to appeal to the local offshore fishing, sailing and cruising communities, as well as those who enjoy paddlesports and simply spending time on and around the water.

Merchandise highlights in the New Bern store include:

  • Fishing: All variety of gear necessary to satisfy fishing needs of customers from fresh water to offshore
  • Apparel: Men’s and women’s shorts, shoes, sunglasses, T-shirts, safety gear and more
  • Engine Parts: Fully equipped to handle outboard and inboard motors
  • Stand-Up Paddleboards/Kayaks: An array of options for paddling
  • Electronics: Vast selection of all type of electronic gear from today’s hottest brands

About West Marine

Each person has a unique connection to the water. At West Marine (westmarine.com, NASDAQ: WMAR), our knowledge, enthusiasm and products prepare Waterlife adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With 250 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading Waterlife Outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. Since first opening our doors in 1968, West Marine associates continue to share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun.

About Monomoy Capital Partners

Monomoy Capital Partners is a private equity firm with $1.5 billion in committed capital. Through its three fund vehicles, Monomoy makes controlling investments in lower middle market businesses in the manufacturing, distribution, consumer products and foodservice sectors. Over the past eleven years, Monomoy has closed over 45 middle market acquisitions, and its companies have produced over $2.5 billion in combined sales and employed more than 5,000 associates across four continents. To learn more about Monomoy and its portfolio, please visit the firm’s website at www.mcpfunds.com

Media Contact

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