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West Marine sets grand opening for Massachusetts store

West Marine announced that it will hold a grand opening celebration June 8-10 for its newest location in Fairhaven, Mass.

Responding to the needs of boaters on Massachusetts’ southern coast, West Marine will open a 15,000-square-foot facility featuring a large selection of fishing gear and engine parts.

It will also have an extensive selection of marine electronics, sailing gear, boating supplies and apparel.

The store will be at 114 Huttleston Ave. Grand opening events will take place from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on June 8 and 9, and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 10.

Store manager Todd Prenda, who has been with West Marine more than 11 years, will help oversee 30 associates.

West Marine is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories, with more than 310 company-owned stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and three franchised stores in Turkey.

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