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West Marine will host first Marine Electronics Expo

Customers looking for the latest and greatest in today’s marine electronics should stop by West Marine on April 8-9 in select markets across the country to peruse the newest offerings from Garmin, Raymarine, Lowrance, Simrad, Shakespeare, ICOM, Fusion, Uniden and more.

Representatives from all these manufacturers will be on hand in eight West Marine stores representing four popular boating markets — New England, Florida’s East Coast, Florida’s West Coast and Southern California — introducing their new products for 2016 and presenting a full slate of informative seminars to help customers explore and understand the latest marine electronics technology.

Vendors will be on hand at each of the eight locations answering customers’ questions, demonstrating products and inviting “pros” to talk about their experiences using the new technology and signing autographs.

Customers will enjoy discounts on new products, many of which are making their West Marine debut at the Marine Electronics Expo.

West Marine store locations participating in the Marine Electronics Expo include:?Old Saybrook, Conn.; West Islip, N.Y.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; North Palm Beach, Fla.; Fort Myers, Fla.; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Newport Beach, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.

“West Marine is the leading retailer of marine electronics, and we want to create an opportunity for our customers to come into our stores and enjoy a hands-on learning experience with some of our premiere electronics vendors,” West Marine senior vice president of marketing Deb Radcliff says. “We expect this event to become a fixture on our annual calendar, allowing us to bring the newest and coolest marine electronics to customers, as well as providing expert advice on how to make the most of today’s cutting-edge marine electronics technology.” 

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