And then there's the Pearson 36-2, a deep draft (6'6") fin keeler that was one of the last Pearson models in production and said to sail great. I can't vouch for the sailing characteristics, but the cabin has excellent space/design for cruising.
Yea, it is my understanding that the 36-2 and 37-2 (aka the condo boat with built in TV and Microwave) and the 38 (added sugar scoop) are all based on the same Hull. I do like the idea layout of the 36-2 but have not seen one in person. I am kind of going crazy now, as I am getting revved up for the purchase. I just bought a house and am getting the family moved into that and I get to move out as soon as they are settled. Long story, but looks like May is when I want to be able to splash.