West Marine Media Alert

WEST MARINE’S LONG BEACH GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION MARCH 15 THROUGH MARCH 17 - “Cruising for a Cause” Fundraiser for Local Marine-Based Charities on Friday, March 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

What: West Marine's newly expanded store in Long Beach will have its Grand Opening Celebration from Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17..

Responding to the needs of local sailors, cruisers and anglers, the store has been expanded to over 13,000 square feet featuring an engine parts counter, saltwater fishing gear, inflatable boats, kayaks and the fastest growing water sport, stand-up paddleboards. Featuring West Marine’s largest assortment of sailboat hardware, an extensive selection of core boating products, plus casual and technical apparel to help customers enjoy a great time out on the water.

Doors open at 8 a.m. each day and the festivities continue all weekend with seminars, fashion shows, extraordinary discounts and prize giveaways.

“Cruising for a Cause,” a fundraiser to benefit local youth boating and marine environmental organizations, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at the store. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or through these participating organizations: Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation; Long Beach Sailing Foundation; U.S. Power Squadron, Seal Beach; Coast Guard Auxiliary; CSU Long Beach Sailing Program; Algalita Marine Research Foundation; the Surfrider Foundation and many others.

All proceeds will directly support these organizations. West Marine will donate 5% of sales on Friday as well. Attendees will enjoy food, beverages and music by the Water Brothers Band featuring America’s Cup Winner Peter Isler.

Family-friendly activities throughout the weekend:

  • High Tech Electronics Demonstrations with Raymarine, Garmin, Navico, Simrad and ICOM
  • Experts will provide tips and tricks on how to maximize your boat’s performance and expand your fishing expertise
  • Door-Buster discounts throughout the weekend
Raffle prizes and giveaways

Where: Long Beach West Marine
251 North Marina Drive
Long Beach, CA

When: In-Store Events:
8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ;Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

Why: To provide Long Beach-area boaters with the broadest and best selection of boating supplies, accessories and apparel.

Contact: West Marine
Laurie Fried