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 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 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
West Marine will hold a grand opening celebration next month for its newest location in San Carlos, Calif. The 13,000-square-foot store offers a variety of boating gear and accessories, including an expanded selection of electronics, and fishing and water-sports equipment. Lynn Gambrell will serve as store manager. Grand opening festivities begin the morning of Nov.…more
West Marine will hold a Webcast and conference call at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) Oct. 23 to discuss third quarter 2008 financial results. The call will be available in real time on the Internet on the “Investor Relations” page of the West Marine Web site. The earnings release will be posted in the “Press Releases”…more
West Marine this morning announced several major changes planned for the company to help ensure its growth despite a soft market. The announcements were made in conjunction with the release of the company’s second-quarter earnings. Watsonville, Calif.-based West Marine reported net sales for the second quarter ending June 28 of $226.7 million, compared to net…more
West Marine will hold a new product review day July 11 at the company’s Watsonville, Calif., support center. This event allows prospective vendors — from large to start-ups — to pitch their products to West Marine’s retail management team for an opportunity to sell at the company’s 369 retail stores as well as its Web…more
West Marine, the Watsonville, Calif.,-based retailer of boating supplies and accessories, launched a Professional Captain’s Services Division, dedicated to supplying yachts and megayachts throughout the world. The division will be managed by Thomas “Charlie” Petosa, a former West Marine regional vice president, who spent the last two years as a special consultant in the megayacht…more