We looked seriously at an IP 35- sea trials and everything. The only reason we did not buy it was because my husband has a preference for lighter, fin keel
boats so we bought a modified fin keel
that was a happy medium for us both.
We were planning on cruising on it with a family
of 3. It would have had more than enough space. We added another crew member
and it STILL would be big enough. Every bit as functional space wise as our 42 footer. If you love it, buy it. They are great little boats.