Draft is not a problem for us. We've cruised from Texas to NY. In no way would the draft stop me from buying another Selene if I was in the market to do so. There's generally a deep water way of getting where you want to go. If a marina is too shallow, they'll likely have a problem with the LOA also, so you weren't going there anyway. We're diligent about booking marinas in advance, and almost always they can accommodate us. Haven't made it to the Bahamas, but it's in the plan for sure.