The 373 is a great coastal cruiser...but its a light boat and will get beat up pretty badly in Ocean situations. The IP is a heavier displacement production boat. Still has some drawbacks of coastal cruisers (big open cockpit...wide open interior) but does have storage and tankage to make longer journeys.
Try and get on each boat in less than optimal situations to see how the motion make you feel. Try before you buy! I'd also try working each boat in reverse. Those full keels on an Island Packet can make reversing an adventure.
Last edited by night0wl; 07-17-2009 at 05:02 PM.