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Trying to narrow down options - Help please!!!
I have looked at several Cherubini Hunters myself, and have been pretty impressed with them. Several in our area (I''m in sarasota) and one for sale as a matter of fact. 37K I believe. Nice boats, for the money IMO. Interior is comfortable, construction as I understand it was actually quite good relative to other Hunter designs (probabky their best, historically) and for a 37'' boat, to have a separate shower stall, and it''s not even that cramped, is actually kind of nice. Decent separate "quarter cabin/berth" as well. I don''t think it''s "too heavy" but I suppose that''s all relative as to how you define it, not me.
As for the Ericson, I raced on a friend''s 35 in Tampa, and really liked it. Seemed pretty solid, and handled the weather well. He said in a good blow, it was a little bendy, but he''s had it to Cuba several times, mexico, Bahamas etc...so it''s capable of some offshore work if needed, and can handle some weather. Nice space below I thought, for a 35. Can''t recall the draft on these, but personally, I have 5'' on my boat, and I think that''s about as deep as I would recommend for the areas you are talking about.
Oh, and the Tartan 34 seems small inside to me. Just an observation. Maybe it''s the dark wood. Who knows.
I don''t have any experience on the others - so I''ll refrain from comment. Good luck!
S/V Barefoot Girl