I've sailed both and the are both great boats. If they were equal in condition and price
I'd lean towards the Ericson were it not for the gas Atomic 4 engine
. After witnessing two dockside explosions on inboard gasoline boats (both while refueling and due to poor bilge
ventilation) I strongly recommend you either get a boat with an inboard diesel or plan on changing the Atomic 4 for a suitable diesel engine. Yes, gasoline engines can be safe if properly maintained and the proper precautions are taken, but it's my experience that many people do not take those precautions seriously enough and far too many boats I've been asked to deliver (and had Atomic 4s) were time bombs just waiting to explode.