West Marine Press Release

Help Remap the Jersey Coast and Support Hurricane Sandy Recovery - Kick off Events and How-to Seminars at Select West Marine Stores

Media Contacts:

Laurie Fried
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (July 09, 2013)

West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, along with Navionics (the pioneer in electronic charting) have teamed up to help remap the New Jersey coastline that was drastically changed after Hurricane Sandy.  From July 19 to 21, Navionics will donate $1 per mile of sonar logs to benefit the Marine Trades Association of New Jersey Hurricane Sandy Recovery & Relief Fund.

Navionics representatives will be on site at West Marine stores to kick off the event with how-to seminars. Free food, drinks and prizes will be provided and boaters can learn how to assist in remapping the coast.

Seminars will be held on Thursday, July 18 and Friday, July 19, from 6pm - 8pm at these West Marine locations:

51 Chambersbridge Rd.,
Brick, NJ 08723
Phone: 732-864-8140

494 Market St,
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861-4565
Phone: 732-442-5700

258 New Rd.
Somers Point NJ 08244-2177
Phone: 609-601-0061

How to help: Hummingbird and Garmin users can record sonar logs, and then upload them to the Navionics webstore. Updated charts, reflecting everyone’s contributions to SonarCharts and Community Edits, can be downloaded after about one week. Visit navionics.com/sandy for further details.

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.