Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
West Marine is the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories with 2012 net revenues of $675.3 million. We offer a broad assortment of core merchandise for boats, including maintenance items, sailboat hardware, electrical parts and boating safety products. We also offer a wide variety of merchandise for people who enjoy recreation activities on or around the water, such as, apparel, footwear, clothing accessories, fishing products, cabin and galley items and paddle sports equipment. We strive to meet the needs of individual boaters and boating businesses, provide great customer experiences, and offer the convenience of omni-channel shopping. We have three reportable segments: Stores; Port Supply, our wholesale segment; and Direct-to-Consumer, which includes eCommerce, catalog and call center transactions. The Direct-to-Consumer segment was formerly referred to as our Direct-to-Customer segment. ... More ...