West Marine

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.

A partnership for island preservation

Seacology, a non-profit environmental organization focused on the preservation of island biodiversity and cultures around the world, has announced a partnership with Professional Captain’s Services, the Megayacht Division of West Marine. The Berkeley, Calif.-based organization recently partnered with the supplier of yachting-related products and services to help protect critical island locations. “It was clear to…more

West Marine to open new Florida location

West Marine is celebrating the grand opening of its new store Dec. 5-6 in Marathon, Fla. The doors will open at 8 a.m. and there will be gifts and prize giveaways, including $100 West Marine gift cards, Garmin nuvi 200W GPS and more. Five percent of sales made on Dec. 5 will be donated to…more

West Marine senior marketing manager dies

David Trigueiro, senior marketing manager at West Marine, died following a brief illness. He was 44. A resident of Monterey, Calif., Trigueiro had worked for West Marine for the last 10 years. The California native was born in Modesto and grew up in San Jose. He graduated from San Jose State in 1990 with a…more

West Marine opens 30,000-square-foot store in Jacksonville

West Marine recently opened its flagship store in Jacksonville, Fla. According to the Jacksonville Business Journal, the 30,000-square-foot store will offer 16,000 national and local products, compared with about 7,000 to 8,000 products in the average store. The Jacksonville location also includes a 300-square-foot model flybridge and a model fishing shack, and has skylights designed…more

Kadey-Krogen marks anniversary

Kadey-Krogen Yachts of Stuart, Fla., is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Seattle office. The new office serves as the point of direct customer contact for West Coast sales and commissioning for Kadey-Krogen Yachts, giving the firm a dedicated corporate presence on both coasts. West Coast customers now have easy access to service work as…more

SEC focusing on West Marine’s accounting practices

West Marine received a notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission that the commission intends to recommend civil action be brought against the company. The recommendation stems from the SEC’s investigation concerning the company’s fiscal year 2003 accounting for indirect costs included in inventory cost and from the company’s adoption of Emerging Issues Task Force…more

WEST SYSTEM debuts new Web site

WEST SYSTEM launched a new Web site that provides customers with information on using epoxy for many kinds of projects, from boatbuilding to architectural repairs. Visitors to www.westsystem.com can view how-to videos, download free PDFs of popular WEST SYSTEM instructional publications, participate in blog discussions, pose questions for the company’s technical staff, and enter a…more

Got a product to sell? Pitch it to West Marine

West Marine will hold a New Product Review Day next month at its Watsonville, Calif., support center. Scheduled for Feb. 27, the event allows prospective vendors to pitch products to the category managers for consideration in West Marine’s 344 retail stores, the company Web site, or its annual catalog. “This ongoing event has become a…more

Floating products showcase sees 3,000 visitors

More than 3,000 visitors this fall toured Showtime, the classic 63-foot Trumpy motoryacht serving as a floating showcase for marine products, according to marine industry consultant Jock West, organizer of the promotional tour. More than 30 manufacturers and suppliers provided new products and services for the project, which will continue visiting boat shows and other…more

West Marine holding grand opening

West Marine this weekend will host a grand opening celebration for its new location in San Carlos, Calif. The 13,000-square-foot store includes an expanded selection of electronics, and fishing and watersports equipment. Festivities begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, and refreshments will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., while supplies last. The celebration continues all weekend…more

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