West Marine Press Release

West Marine Announces Grand Opening of New Mobile Location

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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 the grand opening celebration of its new, larger store in Mobile, Alabama. The festivities will take place April 4-6, in the West Marine store located at 3658-B Airport Blvd. (at the I-65 intersection). Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with special in-store events, tips from experts, marine electronic demonstrations, door-buster deals, giveaways and raffles.

At 13,000 square feet, the new store features an expanded fishing selection with gear specifically selected for the area, an enhanced electronics department with multiple units to touch and test, a large assortment of inflatable boats, outboard motors, kayaks and the fastest growing water sport, stand-up paddleboards. A new parts counter will have a huge selection of boat and engine parts with knowledgeable customer service. In addition, there will be a wide assortment of casual and technical apparel, foul-weather gear, footwear and accessories.

“This particular West Marine was created and designed to serve the specific needs of the Mobile region,” said store manager Isaac Burge. Burge is an Alabama native, and has enjoyed boating and fishing since moving to Mobile in 1999. “Our experienced crew is eager to help everyone in the port city have the gear they need to enjoy a day on the water.”

The 20-person West Marine crew at the new Mobile store has a combined 325 years of boating, fishing, paddling and sailing experience, and have collectively cruised several thousand 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.