West Marine Press Release

Kentucky Boater Wins “Freshest Data” Sweepstakes from West Marine, Navionics and the Zancudo Lodge in Costa Rica - Avid Billfisher to Enjoy Premier Fishing Resort

Media Contacts:

Laurie Fried
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (June 26, 2013)

West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, along with Navionics (the pioneer in electronic charting) and the Zancudo Lodge awarded Captain Dennis Seltsman of Grand Rivers, KY a three-day, three-night stay at The Zancudo Lodge in San Jose, Costa Rica. Captain Seltsman was the winner of the “Freshest Data” sweepstakes that took place in all West Marine stores as well as on the company’s website at www.WestMarine.com.

Captain Seltsman has spent most of his life enjoying boating, sailing and fishing, which began with his introduction to canoeing when he was a Cub Scout and is now, in his own words, “a bad boating and fishing habit.” For many years he delivered yachts to and from Western Kentucky to Florida and today is a Yacht and Small Craft surveyor.I am an outdoorsman with over 50 years’ experience who just happens to own property in Costa Rica, so this is truly a dream come true for me and my family.”

Captain Seltsman will be staying at The Zancudo Lodge, which has practiced catch and release of all billfish for the past 20 years. This premier fishing resort is surrounded by beautiful Costa Rican foliage and wildlife, with pristine beaches that stretch for miles. As Costa Rica’s premier fishing resort, The Zancudo Lodge is home to over 70 I.G.F.A. world records and is known for its inshore and offshore fishing.

For nearly 30 years, Navionics® has developed and manufactured electronic navigation charts and systems for marine, inland lakes and rivers, and for outdoors use. Navionics, based in Viareggio, Italy, operates its US Headquarters in Wareham, Massachusetts, and worldwide offices in the UK, India, Australia and Estonia. For more information about Navionics, please visit navionics.com.

About West Marine

West Marine, Inc. is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with nearly 300 company-operated stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and five franchised stores located in Turkey. Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine has grown to become a leading omni-channel retailer for boats and boaters – from power cruisers and sailors to anglers and paddle sports enthusiasts. West Marine also offers gear, apparel and footwear for anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. The company's 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, Inc. its products and store locations, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). West Marine's stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol WMAR..