From a generally speaking standpoint, the two look similar. Altho the C-Lark might have a bit more WL, and will plane with enough wind. This one may too.
For a beginner, someone whom wants to have fun with family, this may very well be a great little boat. Has some dry storage area forward to pack some food or equal. Might be able to tent camp on a lake island if you want.........
Other than first glance at pics, website etc. I would certainly consider it. Even new the price is reasonable for what you get.
Vanguard as I recall also has a boat of this size, as does Catalina and Hunter IIRC too
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I drives me dinghy!