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.
|Kevin and Alison Jeffries
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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.
1/15/2022 update: 6,192 engine hours and 20,000 nautical miles!!! After our last update we cruised WAY across Banderas Bay to La Cruz (ha ha) and hauled out. We then made our way down the Mexican coast to: Barra de Navidad, Zihuatanejo, Acapulco, Huatulco with a few stops in between. We then crossed the Bay of Tehuantepec and arrived at Marina Chiapas in Puerto Madero, Chiapas, Mexico, installing our new burgee just prior to our arrival. Marina Chiapas sits just north of the border with Guatemala. I'm updating this now as we cruise south to El Salvador (mileage not included in the total - we'll add that when we arrive somewhere). Super excited to be working toward 25,000 nm!
2/26/2022 update: 6,298 engine hours and 20,742 nautical miles. We've had a busy winter so far. We finished that cruise to Bahia del Sol, El Salvador and after a stay there, bashed on out and headed south to Costa Rica. We visited Marina Papagayo and Bahia Huevos in the north and then cruised on down to the Gulf of Nicoya where we've been rolling around for a bit. Tonight as we update this page (we have 4G service!) we are anchored at Bahia Herradura, Costa Rica.
5/10/2022 update: 6,472 engine hours and 22,074 nautical miles. Since we last updated we cruised south in Costa Rica enjoying the Drake Bay / Osa Peninsula area, Golfo Dulce and then onto Panama! We enjoyed the Boca Chica area, Isla Parida, Islas Secas, Coiba National Park, the Pearl Islands and more before arriving at the impressive skyline of Panama City. Joined by our Nordhavn friends Abby and Scott (N55 Orenda) and Doug and Mary (N46 One Life) as well as our buddy Darren from home in Seattle, we transited the Panama Canal and then headed to the gorgeous San Blas Islands. We've been rolling around in the islands for awhile now and are about to begin our trek north toward Linton Bay and then Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
5/18/2022 update: 6,591 engine hours and 23,092 nautical miles. Yaay! A quick update - we left the San Blas Islands and cruised to Linton Bay, Panama where we checked out of the country and made a long 5 day passage to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Lurking here until a weather window opens to move to Florida and up the east coast of the US.
6/23/2022 update: 6,718 engine hours and 24,075 nautical miles. And we're in the United States! Well, we have been for a bit. Since our last update, we did a multi-night passage from Isla Mujeres, Mexico to North Palm Beach, Florida where we were greeted by the Nordhavn Southeast awesome team! We then did an overnight from North Palm up to St. Simon's Island, Georgia. We've since been wandering north on the ICW, a totally different experience for us. Now docked in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina.
7/25/22 update: 6,849 engine hours and 25,025 miles. We left Charleston and enjoyed a mix of ICW cruising and offshore passages, heading north. We visited Cape Lookout, St. Michaels, Maryland, Annapolis, Baltimore, and Cape May, New Jersey as highlights before reaching New York City! Now anchored in Port Jefferson, New York on Long Island.
10/1/22 update: 6,988 engine hours and 26,091 miles. Almost to 7k hours on the Lugger! Just breaking her in. We have made a loop, and a Big U (Alaska to Maine!) while we were at it. We left Long Island Sound and visited Newport and area, Rhode Island. We then spent a bit of time in Massachusetts south of the Cape Cod Canal before visiting Plymouth, Boston and Gloucester. We then spent time in Maine, with a too brief visit to Penobscot Bay due to demands back in Seattle. But we did get to know the Portland area and Casco Bay quite well! We then reversed tracks and came south to avoid impacts from two hurricanes. Now anchored once again at Port Washington, Long Island waiting for the remnants of Hurricane Ian to go by.
12/9/22 update: 7,121 engine hours and 27,059 miles. We had a little celebration when the Lugger passed 7k hours - way to go Lugger! We've been slowly moving south from Long Island Sound including a stop in NYC, about 6 weeks in the Chesapeake and then a slow wander to Charleston, South Carolina where we currently are spending the month of December. Lovely!
11/12/23 update: 7,251 engine hours and 28,182 miles. It has been a slow year of cruising due to a need to be home in Seattle for our business. Life happens! But we still enjoyed Savannah, Georgia and then a run back up to Baltimore followed by a tiny bit of Chesapeake cruising.