Rocking the Boat, an advocacy group that helps children build boats and learn to use them, and former New York Giants player and Super Bowl champion Chris Canty will take part in West Marine’s grand opening of its new store in Woodbridge, N.J., on Sunday.
West Marine is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with nearly 300 company-operated stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and five franchised stores in Turkey.
West Marine said it will celebrate the grand openings of its newer, larger stores in Woodbridge, N.J., and Apollo Beach and Spring Hill, Fla., with a “Day of Fun” at select East Coast locations on March 18.
West Marine reported 2016 net income of $6.5 million, which it said was a 44.6 percent increase from the previous year.
West Marine said it will host three fundraisers this year to support its nonprofit BlueFuture Fund and its ongoing grants program and will send its BlueFuture Kids Zone activity tent to store grand openings and special events around the country.
West Marine said today that associates and customers in its North American stores raised more than $10,000 during the retailer’s Month of Giving fundraiser in December to support the company’s nonprofit BlueFuture Fund.
West Marine will distribute Sea Hawk Paints to its wholesale customers via the West Marine Pro business-to-business division.
West Marine said it will start its annual Month of Giving to support its non-profit BlueFuture Fund on Dec. 1.
West Marine will sponsor the third annual Standup for the Cure on Saturday at the Miami Yacht Club.
West Marine announced the names of the 25 non-profit organizations that will receive fall BlueFuture grants.
West Marine reported net third-quarter revenue of $191.9 million, a decrease of 1.3 percent from the same quarter last year.