BUI is against the law in all states. While it’s always safer for all passengers on a boat to remain sober, if some individuals choose to drink alcoholic beverages while boating, the Sea Tow Foundation’s Designated Skipper campaign and the Coast Guard encourage boaters to be or to designate a skipper to stay sober and operate the boat every time they leave the dock.
It takes less than five minutes to join the Designated Skipper campaign. All you need to do is visit the DesignatedSkipper.com website and “Take the Pledge” to:
- Respect the legal drinking age.
- Be responsible for my vessel and all my passengers.
- Be or designate a sober skipper.
“We don’t want to tell boaters not to have fun out on the water. We just want to encourage them to pick a designated skipper for their boat who will stay sober, do the driving, and make sure everybody gets home safely – the same thing they would if they were heading out for a night of fun in their car,” said Kristen Frohnhoefer, vice president of the Sea Tow Foundation Board of Directors.
Organizations and companies that want to help promote the Sea Tow Foundation’s Designated Skipper campaign may visit DesignatedSkipper.com to order free campaign materials and giveaways that they can distribute to the boaters in their area.