West Marine Press Release

WEST MARINE HOSTS NEW PRODUCT REVIEW DAY ON JANUARY 20, 2012 AT WATSONVILLE, CALIFORNIA SUPPORT CENTER – Popular Event Invites Innovative Vendors to Pitch New Products to West Marine


Laurie Fried

WATSONVILLE, CA., (January 05, 2012)

West Marine, the country’s largest retailer of boating supplies and accessories, announced its seventh New Product Review Day on Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Company’s Support Center located at 500 Westridge Drive, Watsonville, CA.

West Marine’s New Product Review Day allows prospective inventors and vendors to pitch new products to various West Marine Category Managers for consideration and the chance to be sold in West Marine retail stores and through its other channels of business including the company website, www.westmarine.com, online catalog or via phone at 1-800-BOATING.

“West Marine is continually on the lookout for the latest in high quality boating, fishing, sailing equipment and gear,” said Ron Japinga, EVP Merchandising for West Marine. “Our New Product Review Day presents a unique opportunity for vendors and inventors to meet personally with West Marine. We always look forward to this event and are eager to add new products to our assortments.”

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.


West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has 319 company-owned stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and three franchised stores located in Turkey. Our call center and Internet channels offer Customers over 70,000 products. 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 or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464).