West Marine Press Release

West Mareine Selects Lenco Autoglide Boat Leveling System as a Hot Pick for 2013

Media Contacts:

Laurie Fried
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (February 11, 2013)

West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, will feature the Lenco Autoglide Boat Leveling System at the Miami International Boat Show.  Trim tabs improve the performance of almost any boat, but it’s not always easy to set them at the optimum angle. Lenco has changed that with their Autoglide control, which uses GPS and twin gyros to sense the boat’s attitude and set the trim tabs accordingly. This results in better fuel economy and increases safety by keeping the vessel’s bow down until it is on a plane. The Autoglide control can be retrofitted to any boat with Lenco trim tabs.

“The Lenco Autoglide Trim Tabs make it easier for any boater to stay in trim,” according to Chuck Hawley, VP of Product Information for West Marine. “As a result they can run their boat more efficiently which saves on fuel costs and will make the ride on the water much safer, especially when getting on a plane.”

Customers can visit West Marine’s booth at the Miami International Boat Show or online via www.westmarine.com to learn more about the Lenco Autoglide Trim Tabs or any of West Marine’s 75,000 other product offerings.

About West Marine

West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has nearly 300 company-operated stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, and five franchised stores in Turkey. Our Direct-to-Customer division, which comprises our call center, direct mail and e-commerce channels, offers customers over 75,000 products plus the convenience of exchanging catalog and e-commerce purchases at our Store locations. 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).