West Marine, Inc. (Nasdaq: WMAR) today reported that net sales for the 13 weeks ended April 1, 2000 were $95.2 million, up 1.8% from $93.5 million in 1999. Net loss for the quarter was $2.6 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $2.8 million or $0.16 per diluted share for the 13 weeks ended April 3, 1999.