WEST MARINE ANNOUNCES THE GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION OF THEIR NEWLY EXPANDED STORE IN LONG BEACH, CA

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WEST MARINE’S LONG BEACH GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION

MARCH 15 THROUGH MARCH 17

“Cruising for a Cause” Fundraiser for Local Marine-Based Charities on Friday, March 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

What:

West Marine’s newly expanded store in Long Beach will have its Grand Opening Celebration from Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17.

Responding to the needs of local sailors, cruisers and anglers, the store has been expanded to over 13,000 square feet featuring an engine parts counter, saltwater fishing gear, inflatable boats, kayaks and the fastest growing water sport, stand-up paddleboards. Featuring West Marine’s largest assortment of sailboat hardware, an extensive selection of core boating products, plus casual and technical apparel to help customers enjoy a great time out on the water.

Doors open at 8 a.m. each day and the festivities continue all weekend with seminars, fashion shows, extraordinary discounts and prize giveaways.

America’s Cup winner Peter Isler will be at the “Cruising for a Cause” charity event Friday night at the store. Isler’s band the “Water Brothers Band” will be on-hand for entertainment and tickets are just $10 at the door with all proceeds supporting local environmental groups.

“Cruising for a Cause,” a fundraiser to benefit local youth boating and marine environmental organizations,will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, March 15 at the store. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or through these participating organizations: Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation; Long Beach Sailing Foundation; U.S. Power Squadron, Seal Beach; Coast Guard Auxiliary; CSU Long Beach Sailing Program; Algalita Marine Research Foundation; the Surfrider Foundation and many others.

All proceeds will directly support these organizations. West Marine will donate 5% of sales on Friday as well. Attendees will enjoy food, beverages and music by the Water Brothers Band featuring America’s Cup Winner Peter Isler.

Family-friendly activities throughout the weekend:

  • High Tech Electronics Demonstrations with Raymarine, Garmin, Navico, Simrad and ICOM
  • Experts will provide tips and tricks on how to maximize your boat’s performance and expand your fishing expertise
  • Door-Buster discounts throughout the weekend
  • Raffle prizes and giveaways

Where:

Long Beach West Marine

251 North Marina Drive
Long Beach, CA
562-598-9400

When:

In-Store Events:

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday
8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday

Why:

To provide Long Beach-area boaters with the broadest and best selection of boating supplies, accessories and apparel.

Contact: Laurie Fried, West Marine, 831.761.6944


Previous Post – March 8th, 2013

Festivities Set for March 15 through March, 17 “Cruising for a Cause” Fundraiser for Local Marine-Based Charities on Friday, March 15 at 6 p.m.

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (February 20, 2013) – West Marine announced today the grand opening celebration of its newly expanded store in Long Beach, California from Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17. The newly enlarged location is located at 251 North Marina Drive in Long Beach with grand opening events taking place throughout the weekend.

Responding to the needs of local boaters and anglers, this store will be increased to over 13,000 square feet, featuring an engine parts counter, a bait shack with an expanded selection of saltwater fishing gear, a substantial assortment of inflatable boats, kayaks and the fastest growing water sport, stand-up paddle boards. For sailors in the AlamitosBay area, the Long Beach store will have West Marine’s largest assortment of sailboat hardware, plus an expanded selection of core boating products and casual and technical apparel to help Customers enjoy a great day out on the water.

Store Manager Dean Stanec has been with West Marine for 20 years and has over 35 years of experience on the water. At 8 years old, he started racing at the neighboring Seal   Beach Yacht Club and has been sailing ever since. Now he enjoys cruising to Catalina Island on the family’s 32’ Beneteau. There will be 25-35 Associates working at the Long Beach West Marine with over 725 years of combined boating, sailing and fishing experience.

“Cruising for a Cause,” a fundraiser to benefit local boating and fishing programs will be held on Friday, March 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the store. Tickets are $10 and available at the door or through the participating organizations. All proceeds will directly support these organizations and West Marine will donate 5% of sales on Friday as well. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks and entertainment.

About West Marine

West Marine, the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, has nearly 300 company-operated stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and five franchised stores located in Turkey. Our Direct-to-Customer division, which comprises our call center, direct mail and e-commerce channels, offers Customers over 75,000 products plus the convenience of exchanging catalog and e-commerce purchases at our Store locations. Our Port Supply division is one of the largest wholesale distributors of marine equipment serving boat manufacturers, marine services, commercial vessel operators and government agencies. For more information on West Marine’s products and store locations, or to start shopping, visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING.

 

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  1. Responding to the needs of local sailors, cruisers and anglers, the store has been expanded to over 13,000 square feet featuring an engine parts counter, saltwater fishing gear, inflatable boats, kayaks and the fastest growing water sport, stand-up paddleboards. Featuring West Marine’s largest assortment of sailboat hardware, an extensive selection of core boating products, plus casual and technical apparel to help customers enjoy a great time out on the water.

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