I owned a 322. Its a great boat with lots of room for its size and fairly quick for its length and market niche.The Ericson's PHRF rating is about 15 seconds a mile faster. I also prefer the more classic lines of the Ericson.
You might want to post up your $ limits -- both initially and within the first two years of ownership....Looking for a comfortable boat that has the ability to put on some speed when asked. Likely wouldn't be spending more than 3 nights in a row onboard. Other suggestions welcome.
The aft berth of the 322 is billed as a double, and 2 adults would fit so long as 1 completely lacked any tendency towards claustraphobia. 2 kids might fit ok though. The V berth is plenty roomy for two adults. The closeable opening in the bulkhead makes the boat seem larger and helps ventilate the boat.Great info! Maybe a few more details would be helpful. Would just be Dad (me) and 2 daughters (5,8) spending the night. Often have help for sailing, but would like to be able to take her out "singlehanded" since the girls aren't a lot of help (although my 8 year old can steer a straight line better than some adults). Shallow draft would be great as I am looking at marinas in the Sandusky Bay of Lake Erie, so less than 5 ft would be great. $$$ is flexible (it's all relative right?) but looking at b/w $25k and $40k.
Hope the details help. The info has been awesome so far!