I think you'll just have to get on those, and any other candidates that might arise, to decide for yourself.
There are owners clubs, at least for Cruisers (brand, including the new-ish Cantius models) and SeaRay. I'ts not uncommon for prospective buyers to join a club, and start asking questions about pros/cons of various models.
If you do a yachtworld search (if you haven't already), you can probably find other brands/models that might be similar. And the "downeast" versions like Sabre
, Hinckley, MJM, Back Cove, etc, would probably offer approximately the same features and layouts.
Azimut doesn't have a great on-line reputation, but that's just hearsay.
FYI, this is an area where the word "cruiser" is not particularly descriptive. We cruise
in our sportfish, and many power boaters cruiser in their motor
yachts or trawlers or... "long range cruisers" (largely a Hatteras thing). Sailors here cruise
in their... ummm.... cruisers. Et cetera.