West Marine Celebrates 50 th Anniversary with Mystery Gift Card Promotion

West Marine Stores Giving Away Special Edition Mystery Gift Cards Saturday, April 21

WATSONVILLE, Calif., April 19, 2018 — West Marine, the world's premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear, proudly announced today that it will commemorate the company's 50 th anniversary (and officially welcome the spring season) with a special promotion.

On Sat., April 21, every West Marine location (nearly 250 in the U.S. and Puerto Rico) will give the first 50 customers a mystery gift card valued from $5-100. Founded in 1968 by sailor Randy Repass, West Marine has been a leading retailer in the marine industry and has been servicing the needs of customers who have a passion for boating for 50 years. Repass originally started the business by selling rope out of his garage.

“All of us at West Marine are excited to celebrate our 50 th spring season helping our customers get back to the boating activities they love,” says Doug Robinson, CEO of West Marine. “We know that many of our customers are experiencing a longer than usual winter and are eager to spend time on the water. This event has been developed to serve as a great way to celebrate the start of the boating season,” he adds.

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The grand totals of gift cards will reach nearly $120,000 Customers are encouraged to find the store nearest them at www.westmarine.com/store-finder. Opening hours vary by location, the gift cards are available while supplies last and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About West Marine

For over 50 years, West Marine has been the premier retailer of boating, fishing, sailing and paddling gear. With nearly 250 stores located in 38 states and Puerto Rico and an eCommerce website reaching domestic, international and professional customers, West Marine is recognized as a leading resource for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddlesports enthusiasts. West Marine associates share the same love for the water as our customers and provide helpful advice on the gear and gadgets they need to be safe and have fun. To learn more about West Marine, please visit the West Marine website at www.westmarine.com