West Marine to open flagship store in Florida

Author:
Updated:
Original:

West Marine signed a lease on a new flagship store in Sarasota, Fla.

"We're committed to the Sarasota boating and fishing community and look forward to better serving their needs at our new Sarasota flagship store," said Erik Rimblas, West Marine's regional vice president for the Southeast, in a statement "Not only will the store be a great resource for boaters, anglers and sailors, it will also provide approximately 40 new jobs to the Sarasota area."

The new store will be nearly three times the size of the previous location. At more than 21,000 square feet, it will be the largest West Marine in southwest Florida, the company said.

This Sarasota flagship store also will be home to a Port Supply hub. Port Supply is the wholesale division of West Marine and its customers include boatyards, boatbuilders, boat dealers, service shops and charter boats.

Grand-opening events at the new location are scheduled for Dec. 9-12.

Click here for the full release.

Related

Argos 3D Forward Looking Sonar

For 20 Years, FarSounder has been developing and manufacturing 3D forward-looking sonar for vessels of all sizes.

Dometic Marine Appoints Executives

The company promotes a 20-plus-year employee and adds a vice president of aftermarket sales and e-commerce.

IMEA Launches Scholarship Program

The International Marine Electronics Alliance aims to recruit students into the field of marine technology.

RBFF Campaign Reels in Awards

The fishing-and-boating advocacy group’s Get on Board campaign was recognized by two national public relations organizations.

Suzuki’s Clean Ocean Project

Testing of the engine manufacturer’s microplastics filtering device continues as it moves closer to production. The company also released its full-year financials.

Uflex Adds to Sales and Marketing Team

The company said significant growth during the last few years created the need to add three employees.

NMTA Beats Proposal To Double Excise Tax

It’s just one example of the value of belonging to a state or local marine trade association. Are you a member of an MTA?