West Marine Media Alert

Get Ready for Summer at the New West Marine Warwicks’s Weekend of Family Fun

Grand Opening Weekend Filled with Three Days of Demos, Deals, Door-buster Discounts and Giveaways; Plus Meet Captain Ralph Wilkins from National Geographic’s hit series Wicked Tuna

Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13, 2014

What: Water lovers are in for a treat with the Grand Opening of the new West Marine Warwick, Rhode Island store, April 11-13. West Marine’s new store boasts 13,000 square feet of nautical necessities and access to experts who can help boaters, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts make the most of their time on the water.

Grand Opening festivities begin April 11 with a ribbon cutting by Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian. Over the weekend, stop by to meet Captain Ralph Wilkins from National Geographic’s hit series Wicked Tuna. Save The Bay (savebay.org) will be at the Grand Opening events each day with information on what we can do to help protect and improve Narragansett Bay. The fun continues with free daily demos by boating experts, special deals on water gear and accessories, giveaways and more.

When: Friday, April 11-Sunday, April 13
Grand Opening Store Hours Friday – Saturday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m
Ribbon cutting with Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian – Friday: 9 a.m.
Meet Captain Ralph Wilkins of Wicked Tuna – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m
Where: West Marine – Warwick Commons at 399 Bald Hill Road (across from the Warwick Mall)
Grand Opening Highlights:
  • Fishing Stars – Captain Ralph Wilkins from National Geographic’s hit series Wicked Tuna will be on deck Saturday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
  • Festive Family Fun – All weekend long, the store will host interactive how-tos with West Marine pros, and an outdoor boat show with latest models from local dealers including Marine Max, Bluenose Yachts, Ocean House Marine, Striper Marine and Protector.
  • Representatives from Garmin and Raymarine will be on-hand to show the latest in marine tech equipment and other vendors will be on hand with demos as well. Free hot dogs at lunch time all three days.
  • Shop and Tour the Store – New sections and highlights including a comprehensive engine parts department and more options for paddlesports, fishing, trailers and safety. There will be deals on casual and technical apparel, foul weather gear, footwear and accessories from Roxy, Tommy Bahama, Pelagic, Quiksilver and Sperry Top-Sider. AND giveaways galore!
Web: westmarine.com; Facebook and Twitter @westmarine
Media Oppurtunities: Friday, April 11, 9 a.m.
  • Ribbon cutting by Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian

Saturday April 12, and Sunday 13

  • Speak with Captain Ralph from National Geographic’s hit series Wicked Tuna
Media Contact: Margo Donohue
West Marine