Designed by Bruce King the 35-2 was very popular over the 13 year production run of about 600 boats. This Ericson is a round bilge, moulded GRP sailing Sloop with a raked stem, fin keel and transom stem. The 35-2 has a very strong sheerline, powerful forward with the stem is hollow in profile.
The deckhouse is low in profile, despite the relatively low freeboard of the boat resulting in a “good” looking boat. A flush foredeck runs aft to a raised main cabin trunk. There is an escape hatch on the foredeck with windows port, starboard and foreword on the cabin trunk giving good light below while maintaining a strong deck structure. There is a large sliding main hatch into the cabin. The good sized cockpit is well laid out with wheel steering and full length seats over coclapit lockers port, starboard and across the stem. The bridge deck at the cabin entrance provides protection from down flooding and there are two cockpit scuppers. A reboarding ladder is permanently fixed to the transom.
Below decks there is a fore cabin with a “V” berth. The vanity head/shower is to port with stowage and a hanging lockers to starboard. In the main cabin there is a full length settee berth to starboard and a dinette to port. The galley stove, sink and ice box/refrigeration are located across to starboard at the aft end of the cabin with a small nav station and quarter berth extending beneath the cockpit seat to port. The engine space is almost amidships below the galley extension and settee with good access from various openings. A panels on the cabin sole gives access to the bilge areas.