West Marine Press Release

Northborough Resident Wins West Marine/Sperry Top-Sider $2500 Shopping Award - Avid Boater to Enjoy Waters off the Coast of New England With New Gear

Media Contacts:

Laurie Fried
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (June 27, 2013)

West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, and Sperry Top-Sider (inventor of the world’s first boat shoe) awarded Peter Thomas of Northborough, MA a $2500 American Express Gift Card. Thomas was the winner of the “West Marine/Sperry Top-Sider” sweepstakes that took place in all West Marine locations as well as on the company’s website at www.WestMarine.com.

Thomas and his wife Anh recently moved to New England from Florida and their aim is to enjoy the East Coast waters as often as possible this summer. Their home port is Warwick, RI, and they plan to take their boat to explore Narragansett Bay and the Long Island Sound. “Our boat ‘At Last’ is a home on the water for my wife and I,” said Thomas. “She and I will be sure to visit West Marine often to load up on the latest, much-needed gear and supplies. We are thrilled to win!”

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..