“Boating is an art form best practice sober.”
A beer in hand might seem downright natural while at the helm of a boat but there’s real life consequences to Boating Under the Influence (BUI). According to the Boat U.S. Foundation nearly half of all boating accidents involve alcohol and if endangering yourself and others out on the water isn’t reason enough to remain sober, you should know that operating a boat while intoxicated is a federal offense, subject to a $1,000 fine with criminal penalties as high as $5,000 and possible jail time. In some states BUI offenses can affect your driving record and your boat could be seized or sold at auction. With all that said check out this hilarious anti-drunk boating PSA from Norway and remember to always have a designated driver.