Distance Pennant Program
Total Nordhavn Boats: 563
Total Nordhavn Mileage: 8,000,108
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||Doug & Stephanie Klappenbach|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||50,041|
|Personal Website / Blog||Tango78.com|
After 3 years of preparation we left our home port of Sitka Alaska in September 2011 to see the world. We cruised south on the Pacific side of Mexico working our way to Costa Rica and Panama, thru the Panama Canal, into the western Caribbean, to Florida, Chesapeake summer 2012. Back to Roatan then to Charleston & back to FL for the winter in 2013. Charleston, Long Island Sound, Boston & Maine summer 2014. We Arrived in Panama, went to San Blas and are transited the canal Feb 25 then heading for Costa Rica, Mexico and back to the Pacific NW & Alaska We arrived in Alaska July 20/15. We stayed in Sidney BC and returned to Alaska in 2016. December 2016 we returned to Mexico And stayed in Paradise Village Marina until the end of April. We moved south to Panama, back through the Canal and returned to Mexico. We Visited Charleston unitil mid July then went north to New England and Maine for the summer of 2017. We are currently back in N. Palm Beach FL for the winter.