Alcohol use is the leading factor identified in fatal boating accidents. According to the BoatUS Foundation, half of all boating accidents involve alcohol.
Boating under the influence is not only dangerous, but it is a federal offence punishable by a fine of $1,000 in the United States. It is also a state crime that could result in higher fines, imprisonment, loss of boating privileges, loss of driving privileges and seizure of the boat.
For more information on boat safety here is a online guide: https://www.brownandcrouppen.com/boating-safety-guide/