Distance Pennant Program
Total Nordhavn Boats: 564
Total Nordhavn Mileage: 8,018,171
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||Donald C Payzant|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||31,151|
|Personal Website / Blog||odyssey5546.net|
Purchased 11/11 with 2,472 engine hours
Stuart to Tampa to via Key West & home to Sarasota 500 miles
Sarasota, Key West, Ft. Lauderdale, Berry Islands - Nassau - Norman's Cay, Abaco's, Charleston, Newport, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Marthas Vineyard, Boston, Onset, Newport, Block Island, Shelter Island, NYC, Annapolis, Norfolk, Beaufort, Charleston, Stuart FL, Ft. Myers, Sarasota -- 4,670 miles
March 30, 2013 to November 14, 2013
2014 - Sarasatoa - Key West - Nassau - Abacos - Palm Beach Gardens - Sarasota
2015 - Sarasota, Marathon, Cat Cay, Nassau, Georgetown, Turks & Caicos, PR, USVI, BVI, St. Martin, Antigua, St Kitts, Nevis, St. Thomas, Bermuda, Belfast Maine, Kennebunkport, Gloucester, Boston, Provincetown, Nantucket, Hyannis, Edgartown, Newport, Glen Cove, NYC, Charleston, Stuart, Sarasota
2016 - Sarasota, Key West, Cat Cay, Nassau, Spanish Wells, Harbour Town, Lynyard Cay, Hopetown, GreatGuana, Marsh Harbour, Newport, RI, Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis, Nantucket, Belfast Maine, Portland, Gloucestr, Nantucket, Newport, Shelter Island, NYC, Annapolis, Washington, DC, Charleston, Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Palm Beach
2017 - Sarasota, Marathon, Palm Beach Gardens, Bermuda, Flores, Horta, Cork Ireland, Scotland Crinan & Caledonian Canals, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Palm Beach, Key West, Sarasota