@thewindbehind I don't know anything about Pearsons but I am sure someone knowledgeable will chime in. There are tons of bright people who read the forums.
The research I have done shows that the Triton 25 has been made by Pearson since 1984. The original molds were apparently made by Bayliner, sold to US Yachts, sold to Pearson. I got this from TRITON 25 Sailboat details on sailboatdata.com
From my perspective this looks like a fun, solid boat. I think you and your wife are smart to get a good sized cabin.