Sam Hern bought three Mercury outboard motors in 1947 and began building race boats in his backyard in Norwood, Ohio. As the first Mercury outboard dealer in Cincinnati, he expanded to family runabouts in the early 1950’s and moved to Seymour Ave, just across from the Cincinnati Gardens. In 1976, son Jack and good friend Jim Stewart purchased Hern Marine. In 1979, Hern Marine moved to Fairfield, Ohio on Route 4 just off the new I-275 beltway. As the new century came in, so did two additional partners: Jimmy Stewart, son of Jim Stewart and long-time employee Ron Cummins, Sales Manager. Ron and Jimmy have taken the business to new heights making Hern Marine the largest dealer for several boat brands and have expanded their online accessory presence substantially. In 2021, Brad Cummins, son of Ron Cummins and AJ Stewart, son of Jimmy Stewart came on-board as partners. Jack and Jim have sailed off into retirement but are still enjoying the water… without the stress!
All of Hern Marine’s staff are boaters. We know boats and boating accessories! Our combined years of boating experience goes well over 400 years. That’s a lot of hours on the water. Stop by or call one of our friendly associates, we will be glad to help.
Hern Marine continues to shop the market place for the finest in boats and marine accessories for their customers. Today we offer a full line of cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, bass boats, pontoons and ski boats.
We have the largest marine accessory and parts store in the tri-state. Stop by, we’re sure you’ll find what you need at the most competitive prices in the country. By the way if you like it you can take it home today! No need to wait for it to be shipped. If time is a factor, please check us out 24/7 at www.hernmarine.com.