Background information

China Girl is a Sea Rover, designed by Kenneth Evans, very much in the style of Maurice Griffiths - quite similar to the Lone Gull II. Sold first by Kenneth Evans & Partners, and later by Colvic Craft, they were mostly sold as bare hulls for owner completion.


Sea Rover 28 Specifications.


Built in 1974, China Girl was first owned by Mr. W.A. King-Webster, a founding member of the JRA, and kept in Galloway, Scotland. He rigged her as a junk yawl and named her Three Sisters. She was sold in 1987 to her previous owners, who refitted her for short-handed cruising, rigged her as a junk sloop using a Sunbird rig with hinged battens, and renamed her China Girl. In 2013 she was lying at Agde, on the French Mediterranean coast. I bought her, and with my son sailed her back to Plymouth via the Canal du Midi and Brittany.

Three Sisters in Scotland