West Marine Press Release

West Marine Selects Simrad NSS EVO2 Series as a Top Pick for 2014

Media Contacts:

Laurie Fried
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (February 10, 2014)

West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), the largest specialty Waterlife Outfitter of quality marine grade products, apparel, footwear and accessories, selected the Simrad NSS9 evo2 combos and chartplotters as Top Picks for 2014.

The NSS evo2 combines form, fit and function in an easy-to-use, multifunction device. The integrated NSS evo2 MFD features a sleek display with TouchSensibleTM multi-touch interaction. TouchSensible provides precision interaction in any sea condition with its logical keypad input and rotary, push-to-enter knob. Plus, Simrad’s GoFree WiFi option allows viewing and control from compatible smart phones.

For serious anglers, the NSS evo2 features built-in fishfinding technologies, including BSM-1 Broadband Sounder, BSM-2 CHIRP sounder and StructureScan® HD (down and side scanning). Simrad’s NSS evo2 comes in four screen sizes, including 7-. 9-, 12- and 16-inch models.

“This is the next generation of marine electronics,” said West Marine’s Executive Vice President of Merchandise, Ron Japinga. “The widescreen display features a tablet-style home screen that is fast and easy to use, with pinch to zoom features.”

The Simrad NSS9 evo2 combos and chartplotters will be arriving in West Marine stores in the spring.  Visitors can check out these innovative electronics at West Marine’s booth at the Miami International Boat Show.  To learn more about the NSS evo2 or any of West Marine’s 85,000 offerings, go to westmarine.com

About West Marine

West Marine, Inc. is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories in the United States, with nearly 300 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine has grown to become a leading omni-channel retailer for boaters – from power cruisers and sailors to anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts – and offers gear, apparel and footwear for anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. The company’s wholesale channel is one of the largest 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.