The BAO is the voice of the boating public and industry in Columbus. Our membership amplifies our message. Become a BAO member and lend to the conversations that will create a better boating tomorrow.
Your membership fee supports BAO advocacy of numerous environmental and legislative issues that impact boating in Ohio.
Marine Related Businesses
- Marine related businesses sell or provide a service that is directly tied to the boating lifestyle. For example shops, and apparel brands, furniture sales. Anything that supports the boating lifestyle would be considered a Marine Related Business.
Marine Support Businesses
- Marine support businesses provide support services to marine industry members and/or the boating public. These businesses are engaged in the care and keeping of watercraft, storage, electronics, flooring, dock sales, etc. These businesses directly support the boats, boat owners, or dealers.
- Marine dealers and brokers actively engaged in the sale of boats, PWC’s, and other watercraft. Yacht clubs and Marinas would also fit in this category.