West Marine Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Mystery Gift Card Promotion

On Sat., April 21 All West Marine Store Locations to Give First 50 Customers When Doors Open a Special Edition Mystery Gift Card

Watsonville, CA, Apr 19, 2018 - West Marine, the world’s premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear, proudly announced today that it will commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary (and officially welcome the spring season) with a special promotion. On Sat., April 21, every West Marine location (nearly 250 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico) will give the first 50 customers a mystery gift card valued from $5-100.

Founded in 1968 by sailor Randy Repass, West Marine has been a leading retailer in the marine industry and has been servicing the needs of customers who have a passion for boating for 50 years. Repass originally started the business by selling rope out of his garage.

“All of us at West Marine are excited to celebrate our 50th spring season helping our customers get back to the boating activities they love,” says Doug Robinson, CEO of West Marine. “We know that many of our customers are experiencing a longer than usual winter and are eager to spend time on the water. This event has been developed to serve as a great way to celebrate the start of the boating season,” he adds.

The grand totals of gift cards will reach nearly $120,000. Customers are encouraged to find the store nearest them at www.westmarine.com/store-finder. Opening hours vary by location, the gift cards are available while supplies last and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About West Marine

Each person has a unique connection to the water. At West Marine, our knowledge, enthusiasm and products prepare Waterlife adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With more than 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. To learn more about West Marine, please visit the West Marine website at westmarine.com

Media Contact

Margo Donohue | press@westmarine.com | 917.679.6945