West Marine Announces Grand Opening
Celebrations in Apollo Beach and Spring Hill, FL

Saturday, Mar. 18 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Spring Hill with County Commissioner Wayne Dukes 8 a.m. (media should arrive at 7:45 am)

Sunday, Mar. 19 Apollo Beach Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 9 a.m.

Plus, Special Events All Weekend Long

What: West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, is kicking off the opening of two newer, larger locations in Apollo Beach and Spring Hill, FL with a pair of grand opening celebrations.

When: Saturday, Mar. 18 Spring Hill County Commissioner Wayne Dukes will participate in an official ribbon-cutting ceremony that takes place at 8 a.m.

On Sunday, Mar. 19, an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for Apollo Beach will occur at 9 a.m.

Additional weekend festivities to take place at both locations throughout the weekend.

Where: Apollo Beach location — 6492 US Highway 1 (near the Paradise Shoppes of Apollo Beach Center, close to Publix)

Spring Hill location — 1279 Wendy Court, just south of Hernando Beach.

More weekend details:

Celebrity guests: Meet-and-greet at the Apollo Beach location with Captain Michael Anderson from “Reel Animals Fishing Show” from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

West Marine vendors onsite: Some of West Marine’s hottest and most popular vendors will have an onsite presence over the weekend: Maui Jim, East Penn, Garmin, Raymarine, Lowrance, GoPro, BoatU.S., and more.

Radio: 620 WDAE-AM Sports will be on site on Saturday, Mar. 18 with special guest Captain Michael Anderson from the “Reel Animals Fishing Show” from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Apollo Beach). US 103.5 WFUS-FM Country will broadcast live from the Spring Hill location from 1-3 p.m. also on Mar. 18.

Grand Prize Raffle: Elite Ti5 from Lowrance (retail value $599.99) and GoPro Hero Session Camera (retail value $199.99). Additional raffle items include a Roxy/Quiksilver Performance Wetsuit, Reef Sandals, Gill Race Series Duffle Bag, $75 Visa Card from East Penn, and more!

BlueFuture Kids Zone: Fun for the whole family with coloring, puzzle making and giveaways.

In addition, guests will find opportunities to enter raffles, get a free bucket containing a West Marine Mystery Gift Card (limited to first 100 guests both days), as well a free copy of Hands on Sailor (while supplies last).

Guests who spend $100 or more in-store will receive a free magazine subscription gift. Choose from the following: Boating, Cruising World, Sailing World, Salt Water Sportsman and Sport Fishing magazines.

The Apollo Beach store, at 7,000-plus square feet, is located at 6492 US Highway 1 (near the Paradise Shoppes of Apollo Beach Center, near Publix.)

The newer, larger 10,000-plus-square-foot Spring Hill store is located at 1279 Wendy Court, just south of Hernando Beach.

Find more details on the Apollo Beach event at westmarine.com/apollobeach and the Spring Hill event at westmarine.com/springhill.

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 Waterlife adventurers to foster that connection and explore their passions. With more than 250 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and 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