West Marine Press Release

“The Sparkling City by the Sea” Celebrates Newest West Marine - Corpus Christi Grand Opening Extravaganza August 9-11

Media Contacts:

Laurie Fried
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (July 09, 2013)

West Marine announced the Grand Opening celebration for its brand new store in Corpus Christi, Texas, which at 13,000 square feet will be the largest location within the area. Located at 7698 South Padre Island Drive (across the street from Furniture Row), the Grand Opening celebration will take place on Friday, August 9 through Sunday, August 11 with special events, giveaways and blockbuster deals from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Responding to the needs of local boaters and anglers, this new West Marine store contains a bigger selection of boating, fishing and watersports gear for your life on the water. A huge selection of marine electronics will be on display to touch and test, with expanded assortments in every category throughout the store. An engine parts counter will be staffed by specialists, and the store will have a huge assortment of watersports gear, including stand-up paddleboards, plus footwear and casual and technical apparel.

Store Manager Sean Washington grew up in the Coastal Bend area and has enjoyed the waters since being introduced to fishing at the age of three. “Corpus Christi is one of the best boating and fishing areas in the U.S.,” says Washington. “Our top notch crew is looking forward to offering all of the necessary gear to meet the needs of the local fishing, boating and sailing community.” There will be 11 associates at this West Marine store and between them they have over 300 years combined experience on the water and have cruised over 60,000 nautical miles between them.

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..