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How much draft ?

I am still trying to narrow down my possible "boats to consider list". Draft is a big concern. I hope to sail around the world. Planning to leave Florida in a few more years and take our time just sailing to new places. A good amount of the list of places to go, we would need to be at a max of about 4 feet. But I think I would want more than 4 feet of draft on any serious offshore passage.

So I guess I have 2 questions. How important is draft from a true safety point of view. And are boats with a center board or swing keel realistic choices?

Thanks for any help and if a thread already exist just point me in the right direction.
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