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Last $9.30 USD
Change Today -0.12 / -1.27%
Volume 39.4K
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West Marine, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of boating supplies, gear, apparel, footwear, and other water life-related products primarily in the United States. The company offers core boating products that comprise of maintenance, electronics, sailboat hardware, anchors/docking/moorings, engine systems, safety, electrical, plumbing, boats/outboards, ventilation, deck hardware/fasteners, navigation, trailering, seating/boat covers, and barbecues/appliances. It also provides apparel, footwear, and clothing accessories; and fishing, water sports, paddle sports, coolers, bikes, and cabin/galley merchandise. As of February 27, 2014, the company operated 279 stores with an aggregate of approximately 2.7 million square feet of space located in 38 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. West Marine, Inc. operates stores that serve professional customers, such as businesses involved in boat sales, boat building, boat commissioning and repair, yacht chartering, marina operations, and other boating-related activities, as well as government and industrial customers. It also sells products through direct-to-consumer sales channel, which include and e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs, and call center. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Watsonville, California.

1,791 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/12/15
Founded in 1968

west marine inc (WMAR) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President and Inside...
Total Annual Compensation: $600.0K
Executive Vice President of Stores and Wholes...
Total Annual Compensation: $286.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

west marine inc (WMAR) Key Developments

West Marine to Open its New 20,000 Sq. Ft. Midwest Store at 1160 N

West Marine announced that to open its new 20,000 sq. ft. Midwest store at 1160 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. Opening festivities kick off on April 23, at 8 a.m., and continue through April 26. The new store will cater to all those who enjoy life on the water, stocking everything from weatherproof gear to kayaks, as well as stand-up paddleboards and a wide selection of men's and women's shoes and apparel from the top nautical brands. In addition to core boating equipment such as maintenance supplies, sailboat hardware, trailer supplies and an engine parts counter, the store will have hundreds of the latest marine electronics units on display for mariners to touch and test. The new store will also serve as the company's Midwest hub for Port Supply. The Port Supply hub will serve as resource for marine businesses including professional boat builders, boat yards, boat dealers and governmental agencies.

West Marine Launches Print Version of 2015/2016 Catalog

West Marine has launched print version of its 2015/2016 catalog in stores. The catalog is $4.95 in West Marine stores and is free to members of West Advantage, West Marine's popular loyalty program. The online version of the catalog can be viewed or downloaded at The 1,112-page catalog, sometimes referred to as the ‘boating bible,’ provides details on tens of thousands of products. Exciting new items include the Simrad ForwardScan which shows what lies ahead in the water and works with collision avoidance systems such as radar; a new range of Lehr propane-powered outboard engines; innovative safety gear such as West Marine's Deluxe Belt Pack with a Hydration Pouch and the Dynamic Move Paddling Vest that conforms to your body for comfort and flexibility. The catalog also provides 100 informative West Advisor features that provide expert advice and additional information to help customers select the best products for their specific needs. For example, ‘The Basics of Onboard Satellite TV’ explains the evolution of antennas and how different inshore and offshore cruising destinations impact satellite TV purchase options. ‘Selecting the Right Oar Size’ gives the basic rule, which is to triple half the beam length and then add six inches.

West Marine Inc. Plans to Open 3 Stores in Year 2015; Plans to Close 7 U.S. Stores in Year 2015

West Marine Inc. expects to open 3 stores and close 7 U.S. stores in year 2015 and at year end, The company expects selling square footage to be about flat to year end 2014 for domestic locations. The company expects to close 7 of 10 stores in Canada year 2015.


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