Ocean Liners cruise
. This means that boats with drafts of 10 meters ( 30 ft ) can go to the bahamas
What matters is where you can go....
If you want to explore the out of the way places, like the Indian villages on the west side of Andros, you need less than 1 meter of draft. If you like gunkholing, and your boat has shallow draft
, new horizons open to you.
So, before you say anything regarding draft, would be best to get a set of Explorer Charts
for the Bahamas, and look at the situation yourself. Then decide what kind of cruising you want to do. if it's nassau
, anything up to 10 m will do. But if you want to gunkhole, then something with centerboards will be necessary.
Please don't hit me with superior navigator rubbish. Gunkholing with 4-6 ft in the further bahamian places requires visual navigation
of narrow winding channels studded with coral
heads, which means a crew of at least two, one steering
, the other in the crosstrees, pointing. Also necessary will be a very tough boat that shrugs off groundings, definitely not a boat with encapsulated ballast.