West Marine Press Release

West Marine Features Delorme Inreach - Affordable, Two-Way Compact Satellite Communicator Works Virtually Anywhere

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 DeLorme inReach at the Miami International Boat Show, February 14 – February 18, 2013. This compact satellite communicator allows you to send and receive text messages from virtually anywhere in the world. Using the reliable Iridium satellite network, the inReach can also transmit emergency messages to let your friends or rescue agencies know that you’re in trouble. In addition, it provides a web-accessible map interface that informs your family and friends of your exact location.

“This is a truly innovative communication system,” said Chuck Hawley, VP of Product Information for West Marine. “For anyone who travels outside of the cellular network, the inReach provides two way texting literally worldwide, at a very affordable cost.”

Customers can visit West Marine’s booth at the Miami International Boat Show or online via www.westmarine.com to learn more about the DeLorme inReach 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).