Sale pending: Atlanta Viking 28 Junk Sloop bilge keeler China Girl 1500 GBP (Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk, UK)

  • 17 Jun 2024 03:20
    Message # 13370925

    China Girl Atlanta Viking 28 Junk Sloop for sale

    So , I just got back from Europe and The UK . I checked out 2 boats I liked in England. I liked the first , but decided to take a look at the second before making a decision. The second boat I looked at, China Girl, was offered at a price I couldn’t refuse. I bought her.

    Here we are a month later , and the owner of the first boat gave me another offer I couldn’t refuse. I’ve decided to buy the other boat and sell China Girl for what I paid for her: 1500 GBP .  

    Yes. 1500 GBP. She is on a mooring in Wells-Next-The-Sea (north coast of Norfolk, UK) and her mooring is paid for until the end of 2024. 

    A friend and I spent a day thoroughly inspecting her a few weeks ago , and we both agreed that she was rock solid, well equipped, and just needs a bit of straightening up before she can be sailed. I found China Girl by searching around the forum for her. I remembered a picture of her when she was listed on Robin Blaine’s site years ago and always liked her lines , size and bilge keels.

    Her builder's son told me that his father sailed her all over the UK and over to France and The Netherlands a few times. She is a very capable vessel.

    Here are some specs from memory:

    China Girl formally Sea Wytch, Atlanta Viking 28 

    Bilge keels, hull and deck bought new around 1984 and fitted out with top quality components, gear and fitted with a Sunbird marine junk rig.

    Petter Lister Mini Twin Diesel engine, running condition

    Cream Dacron Sunbird junk sail with aluminum mast and battens. Sail could use a cleaning but is in good condition.

    The running rigging needs tidying up.

    She has a beautiful self steering wind vane on the stern that looks practically brand new. I don’t know the age or model, but it looks like a polished Stainless version of a WindPilot

    Simrad electric autopilot

    VHF radio

    AIS ship finder

    36 lb.CQR w/ chain rode as well as smaller CQR kedge anchor and rode

    Simpson Lawrence manual windlass

    Self tailing halyard winch

    Spray hood / dodger frame with brand new canvas (never mounted)

    Rutland wind charger

    3, 25 watt solar panels

    New-ish starter battery and an “ok” house battery

    Gimbaled gas cooker with oven

    Galley sink with Whale foot pump

    50 meters line for new sheets, various ropes, fenders, tools, spares, extras 

    LED lighting

    There is an inflatable dinghy in the cockpit. The previous owner told me it works but has a small leak.

    I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but when I remember I’ll add it here.

    Project boat list

    China Girl is a project boat, but nothing needed is too difficult for any handy, boat type person.

    General projects needed:

    Tidying up the running rigging and replacing where needed

    The wood floor is missing in the head compartment and needs to be fitted. Personally, I was going to pull out the marine toilet and build a composting one in its place. The job is already half done!

    The engine needs a new fuel line ran from the tank to the motor.  

    The bottom needs a good cleaning


    Feel free to ask any and all questions and I’ll answer as best as I can.

    I also have a few more photos and videos I took a few weeks ago.

    Price 1500 pounds . Mooring is PAID UP until December 2024

    Thanks for looking!

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    Last modified: 07 Jul 2024 23:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • 17 Jun 2024 12:05
    Reply # 13371007 on 13370925

    Hi johny

    im interested


  • 02 Jul 2024 01:34
    Reply # 13377072 on 13370925

    China Girl has been sold pending funds. 

    Thanks to all.

       " ...there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in junk-rigged boats" 
                                                               - the Chinese Water Rat

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