Distance Pennant Program
Total Nordhavn Boats: 510
Total Nordhavn Mileage: 7,267,477
Nordhavn’s popular Distance Pennant Program was created to recognize the many Nordhavn owners and their great accomplishments of traveling the world’s oceans and enjoying the adventures of a lifetime. It is interesting to note that the average miles traveled is a little under half of a circumnavigation for each registered owner. Our goal is to reach 100 percent registration of all Nordhavns built and enter all of the miles traveled by previous owners.
From the earliest days of the age of sail up to the present time, the history of flags and the history of the sea have been intertwined. From at least the early 19th century, it has been the custom of ships returning from a long overseas deployment to fly an extra long commission pennant made up of whatever bunting could be assembled.
In the Royal Navy, this is known as the “paying off pennant” because a ship used to be taken out of commission and its crew “paid off” at the end of each cruise. In the United States Navy, it is called the homeward-bound pennant. Although not officially sanctioned by regulations, the Navy has issued guidelines for the use of this pennant in NTP-13(B), Flags, Pennants and Customs.
It is really very simple. Just click here to register and then submit your contact information in the required fields and list your trips with full details about your travels –including the number of miles covered.
In return, not only will your accomplishments be listed for all who visit this website to be impressed by, you will receive a complimentary Nordhavn Distance Pennant. Let the world know your Nordhavn is more than just a great-looking vessel. You and your Nordhavn have done what others dare not.
The first level is 2,500 miles. Subsequent pennants will be issued in additional 5,000 nm increments. Each will be a different color. No matter how the miles were accrued: one long trip, 50 short cruises or even if you have owned multiple Nordhavns, it’s the total miles accumulated that we are interested in.
|Name||Kevin and Alison Jeffries|
|Boat Name||Red Rover|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||19,121|
|Personal Website / Blog||comeonrover.com|
San Diego to Seattle with stop in San Francisco, June/July 2016. Local trips to/from San Juan Islands (twice), Gig Harbor, etc.
10/4/19 update: 5047 engine hours and 11,160 nm. Since our last update in late 2018, we've traveled around the Puget Sound over the winter, spend 8 weeks traveling the Broughtons and Desolation Sound in British Columbia, Canada and currently traveling down the West Coast of the US on our way to winter in Mexico. This update is written while docked in Monterey Bay, California.
6/5/2020 update: 5,628 hours and 15,808 miles. Since our last update we cruised to Mexico! From Monterey Bay, CA, where we last left off, we continued down the coast to PAE and the Nordhavn Film Festival and onto San Diego where we formed the 7-Nordhavn Taco Run and ran off down the Baja peninsula to San Jose del Cabo. From SJD we crossed to the Bay of Banderas and Puerto Vallarta/La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. We then cruised south to Barra de Navidad, and back to the Bay of Banderas. Then, off to the north to Mazatlan and back across to the Baja, landing in the La Paz area. We cruised the islands and anchorages around La Paz and then moved north to the Loreto area, and further north to San Juanico and Bahia Asuncion. After lurking around Isla Carmen we made our way south to Frailles and began our "bash" (that wasn't a bash) north. Mag Bay, Turtle Bay and San Diego with a late night arrival yesterday. This update is written while docked in San Diego, California!
12/7/2020 update: 5,809 engine hours and 17,256 miles. We spent the summer of 2020 in San Diego, California doing boat projects. With Labor Day in our sights we left San Diego to explore southern California with stops at Catalina Island, San Pedro (x3), Marina del Rey (twice), Ventura and Santa Barbara. In November we left Marina del Rey for San Diego, only to return to San Pedro with a stabilizer problem. Once quickly fixed with the expert, amazing help of ABT/TRAC we headed off for Ensenada, bypassing San Diego altogether! After a lovely stay at Marina Coral in Ensenada, we ran 710 miles and 95 hours (a bit of weather had to be avoided and then dealt with making the trip a little longer) straight from Ensenada to Marina Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. This update is written while docked at PLC! Great to be back in Mexico!
10/25/2021 update: 6,048 engine hours and 19,121 miles. We spent almost a year in the Sea of Cortez! And it was amazing. We left Puerto Los Cabos in January, 2021 and cruised to La Paz and the nearby islands. In late January we arrived at Marina Puerto Escondido outside of Loreto, Baja California Sur. We were based out of Marina Puerto Escondido for 9 months, cruising around the area islands and anchorages and doing some work (not the boat kind either, but there was of course some of that!). In October, 2021, we left Marina Puerto Escondido and cruised back down to La Paz. We then crossed the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan, spent a few days there and ran down the coast to Paradise Village Marina in the Bay of Banderas (Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico). And that's where we are today! We're excited for the year ahead with a trip down to the Panama Canal followed by a passage to the east coast of the US.