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West Marine celebrates 50th anniversary

By West Marine

West Marine announced today that it will commemorate the company’s 50thanniversary — and officially welcome the spring season — with a special promotion.

On Saturday, 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. The grand totals of gift cards will reach nearly $120,000. 

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 50th spring season helping our customers get back to the boating activities they love,” said West Marine CEO Doug Robinson. “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."

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.

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