West Marine Press Release

Grand Opening Festivities Announced for New West Marine Store in Orange Beach, Alabama

Emerald Coast Location Celebration Set for April 4-6. Mayor Tony Kennon Scheduled to Attend Ribbon-Cutting Friday, April 4.

Media Contacts:

Laurie Fried
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (March 03, 2014)

West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), the largest waterlife outfitter exclusively offering gear, apparel and footwear for anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water, announced that the grand opening celebration of its new, expansive store in Orange Beach, Alabama will take place from Friday-Sunday, April 4-6.  Located at 24369 Canal Road (one mile east of The Wharf resort), the festivities begin each day at 8 a.m. with special in-store events, a boat show with Gulf Shores Power Sports, electronics demos, door-buster deals, giveaways and raffles. Mayor Tony Kennon is scheduled to attend the ribbon-cutting that kicks off the weekend celebration on Friday, April 4 at 9 a.m.

This new store replaces the previous Orange Beach location. At 13,000 square feet it is twice the size of the previous store with a fishing and bait shack, an expanded engine parts department as well as a large assortment of inflatable boats, outboard motors, paddleboards and kayaks. Customers will also be able to shop for casual, technical and foul weather gear, footwear and accessories with top brands, including Columbia Sportswear, Tommy Bahama, Pelagic, Quiksilver and Sperry Top-Sider.

“This Orange Beach store has been expanded and renovated to serve the exclusive needs of our boating, fishing and sailing community,” said Store Manager Jon Page, an Alabama native who has enjoyed boating and fishing since the age of 5. “This particular location will offer one-stop shopping for everyone from the fisherman looking to earn their next trophy to the casual paddleboarder spending a relaxing day on the water.”

The 12-person West Marine crew at the new Orange Beach store has a combined 200 years of boating, fishing and sailing experience, including 100 Ton Masters, and have collectively cruised more than 7,000 nautical miles.

About West Marine

Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine, Inc. has grown to become the largest omni-channel specialty retailer exclusively offering gear, apparel and footwear to anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water.  With 287 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, West Marine is recognized as the dominant waterlife outfitter – from cruisers to sailors to anglers to paddlesport enthusiasts, with everything you need for your life on the water. 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.