Ericson was a boat company from the 1960''s that built performance cruisers and race boats. At some point in the 1980''s it got into a bit of financial trouble and was bought be Pacific Seacraft. Pacific Seacraft was a company that was building boats that predominantly had been previously tooled by other companies. So it only made sense that PSC would do that.
The Ericson''s built by PSC were generally thought to be a little more robust and a little better finished than the prior Ericsons but at the price of a little performance.