West Marine operates over 370 retail stores in the U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico, and employs over 4500 boating enthusiasts to help customers find the right items for their boats
West Marine was founded by Randy Repass in 1968 in his Sunnyvale, California garage and is celebrating 40 successful years in business in 2008. The worldwide headquarters is located on the beautiful Monterey Bay in Watsonville, California.
West Marine supports boating, marine conservation and our communities. Part of our mission statement reads: “We will actively promote boating, work to reduce our impact on the environment, improve and protect marine habitats and continue to contribute to social needs in the communities in which we do business.