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.
|Boat Name||Bonne Vie|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||22,194|
|Personal Website / Blog|
November 1, 2003: 318 Miles - Portland, Oregon/Port Angeles, WA/ Sidney, B.C.
May 7, 2004: 4052 Miles - Sidney, B.C./Friday Harbor, WA/Monterey, CA/Panama City, Panama
June 7, 2004: 1134 Miles - Panama City, Panama/Isla de Providencia, Columbia/Key West, FL
June 19, 2004: 1258 Miles - Key West, FL/Cataumet, MA
November 2004: 1010 Miles - Cataumet, MA/Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas
May 2005: 1010 Miles - Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas/Cataumet, MA
August 25, 2005: 460 Miles - Cataumet, MA/Boothbay Harbor, ME/Camden, ME/Northeast Harbor, ME/Boothbay Harbor, ME/Portsmouth, NH/Cataument, MA
November 18, 2005: 980 Miles - Cataumet, MA/Norfolk, VA/Southport, NC/St. Augustine, FL
December 27, 2005: 551 Miles - St. Augustine, FL/Fort Lauderdale, FL/Miami, FL/Tavernier Key, FL/Key West, FL/Tavernier Key, FL/Pompano Beach, FL
April 15, 2006: 1120 Miles – Pompano Beach, FL/St. Augustine,, FL/Charleston, SC/Jersey City, NJ/Port Jefferson, NY/Cataumet, MA
August 31, 2006: 145 Miles - Cataumet, MA/Cutty Hunk, MA/Montauk, NY/Cataumet, MA
November 18, 2006: 904 Miles - Cataumet, MA/Norfolk, VA/St. Augustine, FL
April 28, 2007: 1150 Miles – St. Augustine, FL/Norfolk, VA/Little Creek, VA/Annapolis, MD/Cape May, NJ/Cataumet, MA
August 2, 2007: 152 Miles - Cataumet, MA/Mystic, CT/Cataumet, MA
September 26, 2007: 1130 Miles - Cataumet, MA/Fairhaven, MA/Falmouth,MA/St. Augustine, FL/Fort Lauderdale, FL
May 10, 2008: 1130 Miles - Fort Lauderdale, FL/St. Augustine, FL/Norfolk, VA/Cataumet, MA
There have been many other trips which were under 100 miles each which we are not including herein.
November 26,2008 Catumet Ma, Norfolk Va, Ft lauderdale 1140 miles
December 20th 08 Ft Lauderdale stops in the Keys and return to Ft Lauderdale 250 miles
April 5 09 Ft lauderdale Morehead city 600 miles
November 20th 09 Morehead city to Ft lauderdale 600 miles
December 27th 09 Ft lauderdale to Miami , Bimini, freeport return to Ft Lauderdale 300 miles
May 2nd 10 Ft lauderdale to Charleston to Falmouth Ma 1300 miles
Nov 27 th 10 falmouth ma to norfolk va to charleston to Key west 1500 miles