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America’s Boating Club partners with West Marine for National Safe Boating Week

Americans have taken to the water in record numbers to enjoy the socially distanced fun and relaxation that boating provides. With more boats and new boaters on the water—many without any boating education—boating accidents and fatalities have been rising around the country.  The nation’s largest volunteer recreational boating safety nonprofit, America’s Boating Club has partnered with marine retailer, West Marine, to ...

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West Marine launches Safe Boating Month

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West Marine is partnering with America’s Boating Club and National Safe Boating Council and other recognized boating safety organizations during the month of May to provide safety and educational resources for the 2021 boating season. The partnership culminates at the end of the month with the start of National Safe Boating Week on May 22. Over the course of the past few years, boating ...

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West Marine acquired by private equity firm

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West Marine, an integrated, omni-channel provider of aftermarket products and services to the boating, fishing, sailing and watersports markets in the U.S. announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by L Catterton.  L Catterton is the largest global consumer-focused private equity firm and has extensive experience building enthusiast brands. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1968, ...

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West Marine awards over $100,000 in BlueFuture grants

West Marine, a boating, fishing and sailing retailer, and the founder of BlueFuture awarded over $100,000 in total grants during the 2020-2021 grant cycle to 64 community-based nonprofits across the country. BlueFuture was created by West Marine six years ago to support and encourage nonprofit organizations dedicated to getting young people out on and around the water in recreational and ...

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West Marine kicks off “Month of Giving”

On December 1, also known as Giving Tuesday, West Marine will kick off its annual “Month of Giving” to support its nonprofit, BlueFuture.  West Marine created BlueFuture to provide ongoing grant support to nonprofit, community-based organizations that promote waterlife adventure, education and recreation for young people across the nation. Customers can make donations both online and in-person at all West ...

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Techron marine fuel treatment to be sold nationwide at West Marine

Chevron Products Company, a division of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and provider of aftermarket fuel additives, engine oils, lubricants, coolants and related products, announced that its Techron Marine Fuel System Treatment is now available on West Marine’s website (www.westmarine.com) and will be available at all West Marine retail outlets coast-to-coast beginning April 2020. Since the product debuted in August 2018, Techron ...

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West Marine hires new chief marketing officer

West Marine announced the hiring of Aaron Carpenter as chief marketing officer. Carpenter will join West Marine this month with more than 20 years in the retail industry. Previously, Carpenter served as vice president of global marketing for seven years with The North Face as a key leader on the executive team that more than doubled the brand's revenue from ...

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West Marine names new chief merchandise officer

West Marine announced the hiring of Ron Baime as chief merchandise officer. Baime offers more than 20 years of experience in the retail space and officially started this month. Baime’s experience includes 12 years at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. where he served as senior vice president and general merchandise manager, among other roles. As senior vice president, he directed several ...

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West Marine opens BlueFuture 2019 grant cycle

West Marine is now accepting applications for its 2019 BlueFuture grants. The spring 2019 grant cycle will run through Sunday, March 31, with the names of grant recipients to be announced by the end of April. A total of 25 grants will be awarded. Encouraged to apply are nonprofit, community-based organizations that teach sailing, powerboating, fishing, paddling or surfing; provide ...

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West Marine raises over $40k for BlueFuture program

Throughout West Marine’s December “Month of Giving” fundraiser, associates and customers in stores across North America and online joined forces to raise more than $40,000 in support of West Marine’s BlueFuture program. BlueFuture provides grants annually to community-based organizations across the U.S. that are dedicated to getting young people on and around the water through boating, fishing, paddling and the ...

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