Spring Hill, Apollo Beach Welcome Newer, Larger West Marine Stores

Festivities for March 18-19 grand opening includes activities for the whole family

WATSONVILLE, CA February 22, 2017 — West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, is thrilled to celebrate the grand opening of its newer, larger store locations in Spring Hill and Apollo Beach, FL, March 18-19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Both stores will host an array of attractions throughout the weekend, including food and refreshments, vendors on site, activities for kids, prizes and giveaways, and much more!

The newer, larger 10,000-plus-square-foot Spring Hill store is located at 1279 Wendy Court, just north of Hernando Beach. Store Manager Will Hensler and his staff 10 Associates have more than 100 years of combine boating, fishing, sailing, cruising and paddling experience and are eager to meet the needs of fellow Waterlife lovers.

“Spring Hill is teeming with springs and small rivers, which are perfect for small boats, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards,” says Hensler. “We’re in the perfect position to help everyone — from novices to experts— enjoy our unique, local landscape.”

Highlights for the Spring Hill weekend event include:

  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: Saturday, March 18 at 8 a.m., featuring special guest County Commissioner Wayne Dukes
  • Vendors on Site: Maui Jim, East Penn, Garmin, Raymarine Lowrance, Pettit Paint and more
  • Plus: Prizes and giveaways, BlueFuture activities for kids, and more

The new Apollo Beach store, at just over 7,000 square feet, is located at 6492 US Highway 1 (near the Paradise Shoppes of Apollo Beach Center, close to Publix.) Store Manager Jim McKinney will oversee a staff of eight Associates and enjoys spending his free time aboard his family’s pontoon boat, Happiness.

“Apollo Beach is a thriving waterfront community, and my staff and I look forward to serving residents and visitors all year who enjoy life on and around the water,” says McKinney

Highlights for the Apollo Beach weekend event include:

  • Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony: Sunday, March 19 at 9 a.m.
  • Vendors on Site: Maui Jim, East Penn, Garmin, Raymarine, Lowrance, Sun Bum and more
  • Plus: Prizes and giveaways, BlueFuture activities for kids, and more

The Spring Hill and Apollo Beach West Marine stores are home to thousands of products and are designed to appeal to the local offshore fishing, sailing and cruising communities, as well as those who enjoy paddlesports and simply spending time on and around the water.

Merchandise highlights in the Spring Hill and Apollo Beach stores include:

  • Fishing: All variety of gear necessary to satisfy customers in our indoor Fishing Shack
  • Apparel: Men’s and women’s shorts, shoes, sunglasses, t-shirts, safety gear, and more
  • Engine Parts: Fully equipped to handle outboard and inboard motors
  • Stand-Up Paddleboards/Kayaks: An array of options for paddling
  • Electronics: Vast selection of all type of electronic gear from today’s hottest brands

More information about West Marine’s upcoming Woodbridge grand open celebration, visit westmarine.com/springhill and/or westmarine.com/apollobeach.

About West Marine

Each person has a unique connection to the water. At West Marine (westmarine.com, NASDAQ: WMAR), our knowledge, enthusiasm and products prepare 21st century adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With more than 250 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico, an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, and a wholesale business for our professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading Waterlife Outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. Since first opening our doors in 1968, West Marine associates continue to share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun.

Media Contact

Margo Donohue | press@westmarine | 917.679.6945