West Marine Media Alert

West Marine's Anchorage Grand Opening May 17-19 High Tech Demos, Tips from Experts, Blockbuster Deals and more.

What: To celebrate West Marine nearly tripling the size of its Anchorage store, Grand Opening Festivities will be held from Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

Responding to the needs of local boaters and anglers, this newly enlarged store (to almost 15,000 square feet) will feature an impressive selection of fishing and sailing gear with an extensive assortment of inflatable boats, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. There’s a Bait Shack featuring fishing gear chosen specifically for the region. A large engine parts counter will be staffed by specialists, plus technical and casual apparel, foul weather gear and footwear selected especially for Alaskan boaters and anglers

Family-friendly activities throughout the weekend:

  • High Tech Electronics Demonstrations with Raymarine, Simrad, Standard Horizon and FLIR
  • Experts will provide tips and tricks on how to maximize your boat’s performance and how to prep your boat for summer fun
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Vessel Safety Checks on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Boats on display from Dewey’s Cook Inlet
  • Door-Buster discounts throughout the weekend
  • Raffle prizes and giveaways
  • Hot dog barbeque from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Anchorage West Marine
8401 Dimond D Circle (on the corner of Dimond and Dimond D Circle)
Anchorage, AK

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

Why: To provide Anchorage-area boaters and anglers with the broadest and best selection of boating and fishing gear, accessories and apparel.

Contact: West Marine
Laurie Fried