The Nordhavn Pennant Program records the mileage of all participating Nordhavns as they travel the world. The distances recorded are now closing in on 8,000,000 miles. Amazing! This figure includes 13 global circumnavigations and many long ocean crossing passages. In our Oceans Apart From The Rest section which documents the feats of Nordhavns, there have been 160 ocean crossings recorded…and now 161. (We assume there are many more that should be on the list we are unaware of.)
One of the most dramatic passages is the run south from the West Coast of America to the Marquesas Islands in the South Pacific. Departure is from the northern hemisphere and arrival is in the southern hemisphere in exotic tropical islands after a non-stop passage of 17-19 days. Depending on where you depart from, that passage is about 2,900 miles of open ocean. There is no “plan B” on this passage. Your sturdy Nordhavn and your planning and operation of the boat are essential for success…and ALL Nordhavns that have attempted this passage have been successful.
Because passages of this kind are so routine now in the Nordhavn world, we generally don’t report them. This time is an exception because we have received some beautifully compiled fuel burn figures from the owners of Tesoro (a Nordhavn 55 built in 2007) that we want to share. Additionally, owner Joe Salomone’s comments and observations are very interesting and useful.
Thank you Joe and Patti and enjoy your time in the lovely Marquesas islands and beyond in the months to come as your years of planning pay off and your cruising dreams come true.