Originally founded in the late 1960’s, West Marine had its beginnings as West Coast Ropes- a small, local nylon rope-selling business which a man named Randy Repass ran from his own garage. Growing in popularity, he later opened the first physical store in Palto Alto, California in 1975. Changing its name to West Marine Products after a few years, they soon expanded to the east coast of the country including in Annapolis and Miami. Merging with another boating and fishing supply store called E&B Marine in the mid 1990’s, West Marine eventually out-beat its closest competitor, Boater’s World in 2009- which ultimately lead to the closing down of the latter. One of the biggest stores of its kind in North America, West Marine is known for selling a variety of boating and fishing gear; they currently sell over 75,000 different items by mail-order, in stores, and most recently, through their online website. To date, they operate close to 300 locations in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Known for offering customers with some of the most affordable prices for water sporting gear, it’s not surprising to know that West Marine will be participating in this year’s 2016 Black Friday event. From advanced fish finders to inflatable boats- the California-based company has got it all. Their biggest annual sale event, they will be slashing the prices of tons of fishing and sporting equipment. If you’re looking to replace that old radio that just broke down during your last fishing trip, here’s your chance to do so without surrendering your entire wallet. From the looks of things, West Marine will be launching their Black Friday bargains on Friday, November 25th, 2016, although their website will be available all-day on Thanksgiving for those who’d like to get a head start on their shopping. Quantities will be limited for some items, so if you’re planning on driving down to your local store, it may be in your best interest to go early.
If you’re planning on purchasing your gear online, do know that West Marine is also offering free shipping with no minimum order for all orders this upcoming holiday weekend. As an additional bonus, online purchases will also be eligible for an additional 15% off sitewide. Don’t get this event mixed up with their other deals in-store though, this exclusive offer will only be valid on Thanksgiving Day only- so mark your calendars! Because we’re amazing, we’ve compiled a list of some of West Marine’s best Black Friday bargains here on this page. While we would love to include all of their sale items, it’d be difficult to do so considering all their hot buys- so we will be mentioning the major highlights.
Best West Marine 2016 Black Friday Deals
- Raymarine eS78 Multi-Function Display & Quantum Wi-Fi Radome Value pack: Originally $2299.99, now only $2049.99!
Give yourself total control in the waters with this Raymarine eS78 Value Pack. Featuring an 18 inch Wireless Pulse-compression Hi-definition Radar and a multi-function display screen, it is capable of syncing charts, routes and way points to your smart mobile device with the Navionics Boating App. Significantly lighter than conventional magnetron radars, it is also extremely efficient on power consumption.
- Lowrance HOOK-9 DownScan Fishfinder/Chartplotter Combo: Originally $899.99, now only $649.99!
Combining the benefits of DownScan Imaging technology and the CHIRP Sonar, the Lowrance HOOK-9 makes it extremely easy to view gamefish and baitfish targets. Loaded with a Navionics+ Chart Card and a built-in GPS antenna, it features complete inland and coastal coverage of the United States and Canada.
- Garmin GPSMAP 741xs Fishfinder/GPS Combo: Originally $999.99, now only $799.99!
Fitted with a stunning 7 inch touch-screen with pinch-to-zoom capabilities, the GPSMAP 741xs comes with a built-in 10Hz Garmin GPS receiver that is capable of updating your position up to 10 times per second for maximal performance. With its built-in CHIRP sonar technology, tracking fish has never been easier. Max depth of 2000 feet.
- Raymarine Dragonfly 7 Pro Fishfinder/Chartplotter Combo: Originally $549.99, now only $399.99!
Maximize your underwater view with the Raymarine Dragonfly 7 Pro. Fitted with an all-weather 7 inch LED backlit display, its wide-spectrum CHIRP technology offers a clear resolution of the deep waters along with high speed tracking. Convenient and simple to use, you can also easily stream your live sonar data to your smart devices via the Wi-Fish app.
- West Marine WHF85 Handheld VHF Radio: Originally $139.99, now only $89.99!
Affordable yet loaded with features, the VHF85 Handheld Radio boasts an amazing 11 hour battery life and is constructed from strong aluminum alloy chassis- making it extremely durable. Fitted with an LCD display that’s easy-to-see even in sunlight, it also comes with convenient Triple and Dual-Watch modes for easy channel monitoring. Lightweight and compact, it easily slips into your pocket!
- Garmin GPSMAP-78sc Marine GPS Handheld with Barometer and Compass: Originally $349.99, now only $199.99
A must-have for any water sport enthusiast, the Garmin GPSMAP 78c comes complete with a barometric altimeter, a 3-axis compass, a high-sensitivity receiver,and color crisp mapping. Capable of wireless connection to a number of devices, you can easily share your routes, tracks, way points with your friends- sharing data has never been easier.
- Garmin GPSMAP 840xs & 1040xs Fishfinder/GPS Combo: Originally $1999.99, now only $1499.99!
A great choice for any coastal angler, the GPSMAP 1040xs combo is is one of the most up-to-date and advanced fishfinder/chartplotters out there. Pre-loaded with over 17,000 US LakeVu HD maps, it is also fitted with two SD card slots for ample storage of mapping data. Boasting a 10.4 inch LCD screen, it provides heading and position updates up to 10 times per second. Transducers sold separately.
- West Marine VHF585 Fixed-Mount VHF Radio: Originally: $159.99, now only $119.99!
Designed to meet the highest of submersible standards, the West Marine VHF585 VHF Radio is highly durable and is built to withstand the toughest of environments. Fitted with a large full dot matrix LCD display, it features Digital Selective Calling, Triple Watch Mode, Weather Alert Watch, Memory Scan Mode and more. Comes with mounting hardware and a microphone.
- Dual MXCP46BT Bluetooth Stereo Package: Originally $129.99, now only $64.99!
Enjoy your favorite tunes on the water with the Dual MXCP46BT Bluetooth Stereo Package. Bluetooth compatible, it can be paired with most modern music players and smart devices for easy and convenient wireless audio streaming and hands-free calling. Constructed of UV-resistant materials, it also features a transparent protective film on the surfaces of all interior-printed circuit boards for maximum longevity. Comes with two 6 1/2 inch diameter marine-grade dual speakers for remarkable sound.
- West Marine PRU-3 Performance Roll Up Inflatable Boat: Originally $899.99, now only $499.99!
Featuring double the weight capacity as that of prior models, the West Marine PRU-3 can be compactly rolled up- making it extremely easy to transport. Constructed of 1100 decitex PVC-coated polyester, it comes complete with a wooden bench seat, lifelines, aluminum oars, towing rings, oarlocks, inflation pump, bow handle, carry bag, as well as a repair kit. Measures 8 ft. 6 inches.
- West Marine Kingfish II Folding Deck Chairs: Originally $259.99, now only $169.99!
Constructed from durable plastic materials, the Kingfish II Folding Deck Chair will never warp nor rot. Covered with water-resistant vinyl, it features resilient, contoured foam cushions for optimal comfort. To prevent accidental folding, a safety catch is also included alongside its 1″ diameter frame. Lightweight and portable, it’s perfect for use on-shore or on-board.
- Igloo Marine Elite Coolers: Originally $299.99, now only $179.99!
Created from heavy-duty polyethylene, this top of the line Igloo Marine Elite Cooler features special stainless steel hinges and a heavier body for enhanced durability. Capable of holding ice up to 5 days (at 90 degrees Fahrenheit), it comes with a drain plug for easy cleaning and draining. Convenient to carry around with its comfortable side handles.
- Magma Beach Fire Land-Based Gas Grill: Originally $149.99, now only $99.99!
Perfect for beach or park barbecues, the Magma Beach Fire Land-Based Gas Grill is affordable yet high quality- features a 9″ x 12″ grilling surface for convenient cooking. Fitted with heat-resistant handles, its balanced design comes with a lockable lid and lockable grease tray. Customization is possible with a wide variety of accessories such as storage bags, serving shelves- all sold separately.
- West Marine 1300-Lumen Rechargeable Spotlight: Originally $99.99, now only $49.99!
Equipped with a shatterproof lens, the West Marine 1300-Lumen Rechargeable Spotlight is designed for heavy-use in the water environment. Vibration and shock resistant, it features a trigger-style switch and an easy grip for easy and convenient use. Can be used for up to eight hours from a single charge- includes two power settings: Low and High.
- Mustang Survival HIT Sailing Inflatable Life Jacket with Harness: Originally $329.99, now only $199.99!
Keep yourself safe in the marine environment with the Mustang Inflatable Life Jacket. Designed with maximum mobility in mind, it uses advanced technology to enhance safety all while minimizing the need for maintenance. Features a bright fluorescent inflation cell, zippered pockets and a lightweight outer shell.
- Surftech Transport Inflatable Stand-Up PaddleBoard: Originally $999.99, now only $649.99!
Stable and efficient, the 11 inch Surftech Air Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board is great for the entire family. Suitable for paddlers up to 220 pounds, it features a distinct nose-shape that helps to enhance both glide and acceleration. For extra traction, the board is also fitted with a diamond grooved EVA pad- comfortable even in barefoot settings.
- Penn Squall Level Wind Combo: Originally $199.99, now only $99.99!
Ideal for both charter or recreational use, the Penn Squall Level Wind Reels features a more compact design than previous models and comes with an instant anti-reverse bearing. Supported by a lightweight graphite frame and side plates, it is matched with a heavy-duty one-piece tubular glass blank complete with a solid tip.
- West Marine Coastal 200 7×50 Binoculars: Originally $199.99, now only $99.99!
Lightweight yet highly durable, the West Marine Coastal 200 Binoculars features a poly-carbonate housing complete with dry nitrogen for fog prevention- it will even float if accidentally dropped overboard. Fitted with a multi-coated lenses, its easy to use even in low light settings. Comes with a nylon case and a padded neck strap.
- Organized Fishing Driftwood Rolling Rod Rack: Originally $169.99, now only $99.99!
Featuring a unique distressed paint finish, the Organized Rolling Rod Rack is both durable and great looking. Fitted with a number of adjustable rod clips, it can hold up to 24 fishing rods, each with a custom fit. The rack can be easily secured with its two locking wheels- which also allows for smooth movement. Easy to assemble, measures 11 inches across.
- Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System: Originally $189.00, now only $99.99!
Coast Guard Approved, the Lifesling2 Overboard Rescue System can be towed to overboard crew members for a quicker and easier rescue. Features a flotation collar and a 125 feet multi-filament polypropylene retrieving line- both of which are stored away from the elements in an included vinyl storage bag, which is illustrated with rescuing instructions.
- Exoxgear Ecostone Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker: Originally $149.99, now only $74.99!
Take your music with you wherever you are with the Ecostone Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. Waterproof and shockproof, it can be submerged into any lake, river or pool with no worries. Bluetooth enabled, it can easily be paired up with most smartphones for convenient wireless streaming. Features a 12 hour battery life.
If any of the above deals from West Marine caught your attention, then you’d be glad to know that there are tons more where they came from- in their 2016 Black Friday ad scans. Some of the other products that they’ll be discounting this forthcoming holiday includes took kits, weather gear, belt packs, boat mocs, paddles, and more! Whether you’re looking to get something for yourself or perhaps, your water sports enthusiast father, West Marine has got got it all. So go ahead and take a look at their Black Friday flyer- chances are, you’ll find something that you’d like.
West Marine 2016 Black Friday FAQ’s
When does West Marine open for Black Friday?
West Marine will be launching their Black Friday deals in-store at 9AM on Friday, November 25th, 2016, although their official will be available for all-day shopping on the day of Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 24th, 2016).
West Marine 2016 Black Friday Hours:
Although they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, they will be opening at 9AM the next day on Friday, November 25th, 2016. Their Black Friday sale will continue for 5 days until Monday, November 28th, 2016. Most stores will be opening at 9AM and closing at 5PM, however hours may vary from location to location. For the specific hours of your local West Marine store, please visit their official website at westmarine.com.
Can you shop online or is it in-store only?
You can shop both in-store and online for West Marine’s Black Friday deals.
What is West Marine’s return policy?
West Marine stands by all their items; for most purchases, they will be happy to offer a full return or refund within 30 days of purchase with the original receipt. If you are a West Advantage Rewards card member, a receipt will not be necessary as your purchase will be on record. However having said that, some items may not be eligible for a return- for more details on their return policy please visit their official website.
If you’d like to take a look at West Marine’s 6-page 2016 Black Friday ad scans, you can do so by clicking on the image preview below: