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Hawaii law prohibits anyone from boating while intoxicated (BWI)—that is, operating a vessel while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, narcotics, or other habit-forming drug. Alcohol and drugs cause impaired balance, blurred vision, poor coordination, impaired judgment, and slower reaction times. Alcohol is a major contributor to boating accidents and fatalities.

Hawaii law states that a person is considered to be boating while intoxicated if he or she has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or more within four hours after the time of the alleged violation.

Don't drink and boat!
The best thing you can do for your safety and the safety of your passengers and other boaters is simple—
Don't drink and boat!