West Marine Press Release

Waterlovers in Northern Chesapeake Welcome New West Marine Glen Burnie Store

Grand Opening Celebration on May 9-11 will include tips from experts, electronic demos, door-buster deals, giveaways and raffles

Media Contacts:

Margo Donohue
West Marine

Watsonville, CA (April 17, 2014)

West Marine (Nasdaq:WMAR), the world’s largest waterlife retailer exclusively offering gear, apparel and footwear for anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water, announced the grand opening celebration for its new, larger location store in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Grand Opening festivities are set to take place May 9-11, 2014, starting at 8 a.m. each day. In-store events will include tips from experts, electronics demos, door-buster deals, giveaways and raffles. The new Glen Burnie store is located at 595A East Ordnance Road.

With more than 15,000 square feet of space, the West Marine store at this new and larger location will serve the needs of everyone who loves spending time on the water. The 1,400 square foot Fishing & Bait Shack contains both inshore and offshore fishing gear and tackle specifically selected for the area. Enhanced specialty departments include a larger engine parts counter, a wider selection of apparel, footwear and accessories, plus an assortment of inflatable boats, kayaks and a variety of stand-up paddleboards (SUPs).

The West Marine Glen Burnie crew includes a dozen watersports enthusiasts with deep experience on Chesapeake Bay. “These are men and women who have spent years power boating, sailing, fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding in the Northern Chesapeake,” says store manager Drew Watts, who grew up in the area and has worked at West Marine for five years. “With their deep knowledge of West Marine products and the local area they are a terrific resource for both Glen Burnie residents and local visitors.”

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 over 275 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.