West Marine Press Release

West Marine Celebrates Brand-New Key West Location, “The Conch Republic” Grand Opening Set for September 20-22

Media Contacts:

Laurie Fried
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (August 01, 2013)

West Marine announced the Grand Opening celebration for its new store in Key West, Florida, which at 12,000 square feet, will be its largest location in the area. Located at 951 Caroline Street (on the corner of Grinnell and Caroline Streets) in Old Town Key West, the Grand Opening celebration will take place on Friday, September 20 through Sunday, September 22 with special events, giveaways and blockbuster deals from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

This West Marine store (in keeping with the needs of local boaters and anglers) contains a large selection of boating, fishing and watersports gear for your life on the water. A diverse 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 Kevin Robertson is a lifelong Floridian who grew up offshore fishing and diving in Miami. “The Florida Keys is a beautiful place for boating, fishing and sailing” says Robertson. “Our experienced crew is eager to offer our customers all of the necessary gear to enjoy everything from an active day to just relaxing on a sandbar.” There will be 15 associates at this West Marine store and between them they have over 300 years of combined experience on the water.

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..