West Marine is opening its brand new Seattle store in style this weekend September 12-14. The new 11,000 sq. ft. store is located at 1827 15th Ave W, very near Elliott Bay Marina and not far from Fisherman’s Terminal.
In true retail style, there will be free ice cream, plus vendors, equipment experts and grand opening deals. Hours will be from 8-8 Friday and Saturday, 9-7 on Sunday.
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West Marine’s Press Release:
West Marine, the world’s largest waterlife outfitter, announced the grand opening of its new store in Seattle, WA. Grand opening festivities kick off on Friday, September 12, at 8 a.m. and go through Sunday, September 14. The parking lot will be transformed into a waterlife show, with boats, marine-related organizations and activities. In-store events will include tips from experts, electronics demos, door-buster deals, giveaways and raffles. The new Seattle store is at 1827 15th Ave W, Suite A22, between Fishermen’s Terminal and Elliott Bay Marina.
The new West Marine Seattle store will cater to everyone who loves spending time on or around the water. Paddling enthusiasts will find one of the best selections of kayaks, paddleboards and paddling accessories in the greater Seattle area. Powerboaters will love the new engine counter, with instant access to 1,000 replacement parts for everything from fuel filters to steering cables to make it fast and easy to keep boats operating smoothly on the water. In addition to core boating departments such as maintenance, sailboat hardware and anchoring, the store will have marine electronics available to touch and test. The wide selection of men’s and women’s apparel, footwear and accessories includes the top nautical brands. Hundreds of lifestyle accessories make perfect gifts, such as waterproof Bluetooth speakers, floating phone cases, multi-tools and water bottles with purification filters.
“We’re really excited about the new location,” said West Marine Seattle store manager Peter Avlogitos. “It’s conveniently located and we have LOTS of parking.”
A 14-year veteran of West Marine, Avlogitos is a lifelong power boating enthusiast, with experience fishing and sailing small boats. “My current passion is stand-up paddle boarding,” Avlogitos said. “Every weekend you’ll find me on one of Washington’s beautiful lakes or Puget Sound.”
The crew of 25-30 associates at West Marine Seattle are some of the area’s most experienced boaters, with more than 250 years of combined boating experience and more than 10,000 cruising miles. Operations Manager Randy Sandell is an expert in inflatable boats and engines. Captain Bob Starita and Lauren Gallegos are cruising sailors with expertise in both boating and the cruising lifestyle. Cliff Hennen is a professional rigger. Port Supply Hub Manager Karen Audett is a powerboater and avid waterskier.
“I’m looking forward to welcoming existing and new customers to our new location,” said Avlogitos. “Whether you’re visiting the San Juan Islands for the weekend, getting prepared for a longer cruising break or just enjoying the local waterfront, we have everything waterlovers want and need.”
West Marine Seattle includes:
- A dedicated engine parts counter with more than 1,000 skus of engine and steering-related replacement parts from brands such as Sierra, Quicksilver, Champion and Seastar
- Hundreds of lifestyle accessories, including waterproof Bluetooth speakers, floating phone cases, multitools, sun protection, water bottles and drink wear
- Kayaks and paddleboards, plus a broad range of paddling accessories
- 6,000 square feet of core boating products
- 1,650 square feet of apparel, footwear and clothing accessories