Marine retailer West Marine announced that the print version of its 2015-16 catalog is now available in stores.
The catalog is $4.95 in West Marine stores and is free to members of West Advantage, West Marine’s popular loyalty program. The online version of the catalog can be viewed or downloaded at catalogs.westmarine.com.
The 1,112-page catalog, sometimes referred to as the “boating bible,” provides details on tens of thousands of products.
Exciting new items include the Simrad ForwardScan which shows what lies ahead in the water and works with collision avoidance systems such as radar; a new range of Lehr propane-powered outboard engines; innovative safety gear such as West Marine’s Deluxe Belt Pack with a Hydration Pouch and the Dynamic Move Paddling Vest that conforms to your body for comfort and flexibility.
The catalog also provides 100 informative West Advisor features that provide expert advice and additional information to help customers select the best products for their specific needs. For example, “The Basics of Onboard Satellite TV” explains the evolution of antennas and how different inshore and offshore cruising destinations impact satellite TV purchase options. “Selecting the Right Oar Size” gives the basic rule, which is to triple half the beam length and then add six inches.