West Marine’s Woodbridge Waterlife Store Announces
Grand Opening Celebration Activities

Saturday, Mar. 18, Official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Mayor John McCormac at 10 a.m. (media should arrive by 9:45 am)

Sunday, Mar. 19, Former New York Giant Defensive Tackle and Super Bowl Champion Chris Canty will be on site from 1-2:30 p.m.

Plus, Special Family-Friendly Events All Weekend Long

What: West Marine, the world’s premier Waterlife Outfitter, is kicking off the opening of its Woodbridge, NJ, location with a weekend-long grand opening celebration.

When: Saturday, Mar. 18 Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac will participate in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony that takes place at 10 a.m. The store opens at 8 a.m. on Mar. 18 and at 9 a.m. on Mar. 19.

Sunday, Mar. 19 former New York Giants Defensive Tackle and Super Bowl Champion Chris Canty will be on site from 1-2:30 p.m. to sign autographs and meet with fans.

Weekend festivities to take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.

Where: 893 Saint George Avenue in Woodbridge at St. George Crossings Plaza (at the intersection of Route 1/9 and Route 35).

More weekend details:

West Marine vendors onsite: Some of West Marine’s hottest and most popular vendors will have an onsite presence over the weekend: Garmin, Maui Jim, East Penn, Raymarine, Boat U.S., Lowrance, Simrad, BoatUS, and ACR.

Charities: South Bronx, NY-based organization Rocking the Boat will be onsite at the store Sunday, Mar. 19 from 12-3 p.m. The organization empowers young people from the South Bronx to develop their self-confidence to set goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them through boatbuilding, learning to row and sail, and helping restore local urban waterways.

Grand Prize Raffle: Simrad GO5XSE, a pinch-to-zoom touchscreen fish finder/chart plotter that offers a wide range of functions and features (retail value $549.99) and a GoPro Hero Session camera (retail value $199.00). 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, knot tying activity, puzzle making and giveaways.

In addition, guests will find opportunities to enter raffles, get a free beach 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 new, 14,000-plus-square-foot West Marine store is home to thousands of products and is designed to appeal to the local boating, fishing, sailing and cruising communities, as well as those who enjoy paddlesports and simply spending time on and around the water.

For more information about the upcoming West Marine Woodbridge store grand opening event, visit westmarine.com/woodbridge.

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