West Marine, Inc.
| Nasdaq: WMAR
West Marine, Inc. operates as a retailer of boating supplies and accessories. The company offers a broad assortment of merchandise for the boat and for the boater that meets the needs of individual boaters and boating businesses and also the convenience of multi-channel shopping. It operates in three segments: Stores, Port Supply and Direct-to-Customer. The Stores segment sells products through the company's store locations. It offers boating hardware and other supplies including boating-related lifestyle products, such as apparel. The Port Supply segment sells products directly to wholesale customers through the company's wholesale website and its call center. It distributes marine equipment to domestic and international wholesale customers, including businesses involved in boat sales, boat building, boat commissioning and repair, yacht chartering, marina operations and other boating-related activities. In addition, this segment also sells its products to government and industrial customers who use the company's products for boating and non-boating purposes. The Direct-to-Customer segment sells products through the company's retail eCommerce website, direct mail catalogs and its call center, which offers direct Sales to its customers around the globe and also provides, product advisor tips and technical information and product videos and customer-submitted product reviews. The company was founded by Randolph K. Repass in 1968 and is headquartered in Watsonville, CA.