West Marine Press Release

West Marine Names Fraser Optics Stedi-Eye Monolite Monocular 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 Fraser Optics’ Stedi-Eye 14 x 40mm Monolite Monocular as one of its Top Picks for 2014.

For every vessel in any body of water, Fraser Optics’ Mariner Series 14 x 40mm Gyro-Stabilized Monolite Monocular delivers a clear advantage. Military grade and lightweight, it’s the world’s only gyro-stabilized monocular that removes up to 98% of image motion caused by hand or platform movement. The monocular is engineered using Fraser Optics’ STEDI-EYE® Technology.

“This monocular is half the price of Fraser Optics’ binoculars, but it still has the same STEDI-EYE® Technology,” said West Marine’s Executive Vice President of Merchandise, Ron Japinga. “They are designed for the serious user and are proven to perform in the most extreme conditions.”

Fraser Optics Stedi-Eye 14 x 40 mm Monolite Monocular retails for $2164.00. Customers can visit West Marine’s booth at the Miami International Boat Show or go online at westmarine.com to learn more about Fraser Optics’ Stedi-Eye 14 x 40mm Monolite Monocular or any of West Marine’s 85,000 other product offerings.

About West Marine

West Marine, Inc. is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories in the United States, with nearly 300 company-operated 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 paddle sports 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.