Alcohol tollerance limits for pleasure boaters
Since February 15, 2014, the alcohol tollerance limits are the same as for road traffic : 0,5‰ blood-alcohol level.
Although it was not legal to drive a boat UI (under influence) up to recently, the existing laws an regs did not define what the tollerable alcohol level was and from what level on a person was considered unable to safely drive a boat. As long as there was no accident boaters of both powerboats and sailing boats had nothing to worry about.
Aalcohol while moored
The legal tollerance does not aplly if the boat is in a harbour, at shore or moored at an authorized place (i.e. buoy)
Caution: the limits are enforced if the boat is at anchor or at a non-authorized mooring