Under §49-a(2)(b) and §49-a(2)(d) of the Navigation Law, Boating While Intoxicated is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail, and a fine of up to $1,000. Additionally, the court may suspend a vessel registration for twelve months. The boater must also complete a boating safety course. The NYS DMV will also impose a driver assessment penalty.