Agreed. You can get around most places, but you will be limited. You will have to wait for high tide to get into some marinas
. Some marinas
you simply won't be able to get into at all. You will have to go out and around in places where boats with a shallower draft will go right on through.
Personally, living in Tampa and planning to sail around the Gulf, Florida, the Keys, and the Bahamas
, I would not even consider a boat with that much draft. I would want absolutely no more than 6' and something around 5' or even less would be much better.
My guess would be that you're drawn to this boat because it is available for a really, really good price
. You see amazingly low prices sometimes on deep-draft sailboats in Florida. There's a reason for that. The reason is that people who have experience with deep-draft boats in Florida know that they are a pain in the backside around here!