Perry places this among the "well-mannered and versatile cruising yachts that, by design, avoid the more radical fringe novelties. . . The genteel side of sailing has a very strong attraction for most."
The Pearson 35 is reviewed and Horner concludes "if the budget is still a little tight or you?re just looking for a good buy and are willing to put in some time and labor on an older boat, a Pearson 35 is certainly worth a serious look."