Seattle welcomes new West Marine store

Grand opening celebration Sept. 12-14 will include tips from experts, electronics demos, door-buster deals, giveaways and raffles

(WATSONVILLE, Calif.) — West Marine, the world’s largest waterlife outfitter, announced the grand opening of its new store in Seattle. Grand opening festivities kick off on Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 a.m. and go through Sunday, Sept. 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

About West Marine
Founded in 1968 by a sailor, West Marine, Inc. has grown to become the largest omni-channel specialty retailer exclusively offering gear, apparel and footwear and other waterlife-related products to anyone who enjoys recreational time on or around the water. With over 285 stores located in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada and an eCommerce website reaching domestic and international customers, West Marine is recognized as the dominant waterlife outfitter for cruisers, sailors, anglers and paddle sports enthusiasts. West Marine has everything you need for your life on the water. For more information on West Marine, Inc. its products and store locations, visit or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). West Marine’s stock is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol WMAR.

By Professional Mariner Staff