Fort Lauderdale is perhaps the most significant superyacht port in the USA and West Marine the most significant chain of Chandlery stores in the country so it is perhaps natural for the company to build the world’s largest boating superstore in that city
The retail space will be twice as large as its other flagship stores
West Marine said today that it plans to open it by the end of the year.
The retailer said the 50,000sq ft store will be twice the size of its current largest store.
The company which recently introduced Professional Captains Services a specialist division to handle the needs of superyacht Captains says the store will have displays like a Superyacht flybridge to display marine electronics and audio systems as well as a comprehensive fishing department and on-site sail rigging shop. It will also have:
- Core engine parts
- Marine plumbing
- Electrical supplies
- Inflatable boats
- Rigged boats
Designed by retail architects Bergmeyer Associates with the West Marine Visual Merchandise Store Design team the shop will built the ground up to better serve the Customers.
Geoff Eisenberg, CEO said, “We believe it will be the world’s largest (and hopefully most exciting) boating store, with the largest selection of core for-the-boat products and for-the boater apparel and shoes.”