West Marine Media Alert

Grand Opening of Largest West Marine in Puerto Rico, Friday, March 21 to Sunday, March 23

Marine Electronic Demostrations, Free Ice Cream, Blockbuster Deals, Hot Dog BBQ, Giveaways and More! Special Guests City Mayor Anibal Melendez Rivera and Underwater Photographer Tony Ludovico to Join in the Fajardo Celebration.

What: West Marine’s largest store in Puerto Rico will have its Grand Opening at the new Fajardo location from Friday, March 21 through Sunday, March 23.  At 16,000 square feet, this new store was built to serve the unique waterlife activities of the beautiful coastal region.

Responding to the needs of the local sailing, boating, paddling and fishing communities, this new West Marine store was designed to fit the needs of both Puerto Rico residents and visitors to the area. This location includes a large fishing department; a huge assortment of sailboat hardware; inflatable boats and motors; kayaks and a stand up paddleboard shop with boards and accessories. There’s also wide assortment of apparel, footwear and accessories. The latest selection of marine electronics will be on display to touch and test, with experts on hand to answer questions.

Festivities will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 11 a.m. Sunday, with a variety of in-store events, special guests, tips from experts, door-buster deals and giveaways. Events will include:

  • Guest of Honor, Fajardo Mayor Anibal Melendez Rivera will be on hand for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony set for Friday, March 21 at 10 a.m.
  • Celebrated underwater life photographer, Tony Ludovico will be in the store on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 from noon to 3 p.m. Free signed prints will be given away, while supplies last.
  • Marine electronic demonstrations with Raymarine, Lowrance and Garmin
  • Radio Station 100.7 FM “LA-X” will be broadcasting live Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.
  • Great deals on kayaks and stand-up paddleboards (SUPs)
  • Raffle prizes and giveaways
  • Free hot dog BBQ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free T-Shirts for the first 100 Customers
Where: Fajardo West Marine
4186 Carretera in Fajardo (beside the Pep Boys and across from Walmart)
Eastern Shopping Plaza
Fajardo, Puerto Rico
When: In-Store Events:
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why: To provide Fajardo-area boaters, anglers and water enthusiasts with the broadest and best selection of boating, fishing, paddling, watersports gear, accessories and apparel
Contact: Margo Donohue,