Understanding Florida Boater Laws On Alcohol Consumption

PWC and Boats are fun to ride but must be enjoyed responsibly; that’s why drinking alcohol is taken very seriously while aboard a Personal Water Craft or Boat as it slows and impairs your judgment and physical reaction time. In the state of Florida, a boater is considered legally impaired at a.08 blood alcohol level. However, if you are a novice or first-time boater, we strongly recommend steering clear of alcohol, entirely. Any operator caught boating while impaired faces stiff penalties and possible jail time. Please operate responsibly when considering drinking and boating.

A final word on alcohol. Always make sure you have a responsible, sober party on the vessel. While we want you to enjoy your boat and or PWC it’s very important that you remain responsible. You wouldn’t want a first time driver on the road drinking just a couple drinks. The water is no different. Whether you’re a seasoned boater or a first timer staying sober while on an unfamiliar boat, in unfamiliar waters is probably the best bet!

Please consult with your boat rental operator on their specific standards for boating and alcohol.



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