Penalties for Boating While Intoxicated
New Hampshire law establishes the following penalties.
- Persons convicted of boating under the influence will:
- Lose the privilege to operate a vessel for at least one year.
- Have the BWI conviction become part of their motor vehicle driving record.
- Receive a fine.
- Have their driver’s license or privilege to drive a motor vehicle revoked for not less than nine months, not to exceed two years.
- If convicted of boating under the influence while transporting a person under 16 years of age, the operator must complete a seven-day residential intervention program at their own expense, in addition to the penalties above.
- Any person convicted of a subsequent offense—BWI or DWI—faces enhanced penalties.
- If a person boating under the influence causes the death of another person, he or she may be charged with a felony.