West Marine

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Founded in 1968 by Randy Repass, West Marine operates a chain of boating supply and fishing stores. The shop started as a way for Repass to improve the way people shopped for boating supplies. In 1968, Repass began as a nylon rope mail order system, originally named West Coast Ropes. The first West Coast Ropes store opened in 1975 in California. The business subsequently expanded and in 1977, the company acquired Boston-based West Products, changing its name. Based in the U.S., the company has o...
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