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Hernando Beach Marina expansion underway

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Often regarded as the “marina of choice” for Hernando and beyond, Hernando Beach Marina (HBM), located at 4139 Shoal Line Blvd, Hernando Beach, is conducting a major $2 million expansion of its facility. They have been voted the #1 full-service Marina in Hernando County since 2019 by the Hernando Sun Readers’ Choice Competition, and now they’re looking to expand their reach within the community. They offer full service for new, used, and selling consigned boats. With the new expansion, there will be plenty of room for newcomers. Hernando Beach Marina Manager Bill Jay stated, “We’ll be adding racks for more than 108 boats, allowing up to 350 boats, wet and dry. Besides adding more boat storage, we will be adding additional parking.”

Expansion efforts are set to be complete in late May at Hernando Beach Marina, which specializes in boat rentals and sales, and boat storage, and is also known for its status as Mercury and Suzuki marine dealers. Also on the premises is a ship store and bait and tackle, service and parts, fuel, and the popular Hernando Beach Tropical Grille restaurant. HBM also is known for its wet slips, certified marine mechanics, boatyard, bottom painting, and sundries.

“We are full and are often considered the marina of choice for people who favor recreational boating,” said Jay. “We want to build up for the best use of our property and to take pressure off our boat ramps while cooperating with county guidelines.” The marina, according to Jay, draws customers from Hernando, Citrus, Pasco, and Sumter counties. People come for the boating, good eats, boating services, and for special events that include its Annual Cardboard Boat Race. Located on canals with easy access to the Gulf, boaters see wildlife, fish, scallop waters, and cruise to port destinations.
Jay stated, “We have a waiting list of customers which we are currently going through.” Indeed, the mission behind this massive expansion lies in the auspices of community service. “We strive to be good members of the community, and to serve the community,” said Jay.

Visit https://www.hernandobeachmarinas.com/ for more information.

Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey
Megan Hussey is a features journalist and author who is the winner of Florida Press Association honors and a certificate of appreciation from LINCS (Family Support Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention Task Force) and Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center for her newspaper coverage of these issues. She graduated cum laude from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., with a journalism major and English/sociology minor, and previously wrote for publications that include the Pasco editions of The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times. A native of Indiana, she lives in Florida.
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