Distance Pennant Program
Total Nordhavn Boats: 569
Total Nordhavn Mileage: 8,100,700
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.
|Bill & Emmy Baker
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Purchased Ex Lone Wolf Sept 2017 in Mackay, AUS. October 2017 Whitsundays, AUS and Curtis Coast. Shipped to Ensenada Feb 2018. South to Cabo up through Sea of Cortez. Will cruise here until returning to Calif. for Nordhavn 40th!
Winter projects finished, spent spring and summer in BC Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound, Broughtons and SE Alaska. Over 2,000 nm on this trip but now it is time to head south.
The year of Covid saw NAPS 2020 cancelled and all our long trips postponed. This was the fewest NMs we covered since purchasing Roxia. If you can’t cruise far, cruise often. All in Washington State this year.
I think it is fitting that we crossed the 10,000nm threshold on the way to NAPS 2021. We are a year late because we could not cruise Canada last year. We would have made a circumnavigation of Vancouver Island last year following NAPS but that was canceled due to Covid. The next 5k will be quicker...
2023 - Traveled back down to Southern California to spread my mom’s ashes between Newport Beach and Catalina Island. Spent a few months getting back up the coast including two weeks in Catalina, Newport Beach and we love Sausalito on the way home to the PNW. We will pass 15k in early September