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.
|Derek & Jennifer Collier
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2019-Purchased in Anacortes Washington, Traveled to Kitimat BC Canada which is Skookum's new home. Then Traveled back down the coast through the inside passage to Campbell River BC, and on to Desolation Sound. From there a three week trip to the Broughtons near Port McNeil and back home. Spent several weekends in the Douglas Channel and Camano Sound.
2020- As it was a year of COVID, international travel was not possible. We did spend our summer travelling the British Columbia Coast. In May we travelled from Kitimat up north along the Alaska Border on our ghost town tour. This trip took us through Prince Rupert and down the Alice Arm to Kitisult which is an abandoned mining town from the 1980's, this trip also included the abandoned mining town from the late 1800's of Anyox, next the ghost town of Alice Arm where a silver mining town was converted to a town of summer cottages. After our 2 week trip we headed home to Kitimat to restock our boat and get ready for our next big trip in July. We headed from Kitimat down the BC Coast spending time in the Broughtons Desolation sound inside of Vancouver Island up the Sunshine Coast and Back home. These two bigger trip along with our weekend trips near our home brought us to a total of 2942nm for the year.
2021- Another year of COVID, international travel was again restricted until after the main boating season. We did travel in the spring up to Prince Rupert BC and fished along the Canada/Alaska border just off Dundas Island. Then travelled south along the outside in the Hecate Strait back home to get ready for our next trip South to Vancouver Island. Once there we headed over to Desolation sound with the goal to only stay in new anchorages. This did not disappoint, each anchorage was just as beautiful as the last. Headed down the Sunshine coast to Vancouver and anchored in False Creek right in the downtown area. After a couple of nights of city life we headed to the Gulf Islands and made our way down to Victoria. Spent our first night on a dock and then headed north again visiting more of the Gulf Islands and Nanaimo. After 31 days of cruising we found ourselves back home. For the rest of the summer we spent most of our weekends cruising, fishing, and hunting. Our final trip of the year was a much need week of just relaxing at Bishop Bay Hot Springs. We spent the week between Christmas and New Years there in negative 22 degrees Celsius. All this travel left us with a total for the year of 3200nm.
2022- COVID restrictions have lifted but we chose to do all of our cruising in Canada. Again we headed to Prince Rupert in May, enjoyed some cruising and fishing around the area (Eddie Pass) and stayed in Welcome Harbour. Had a great stay at the Prince Rupert Yacht Club and enjoyed the managers (Kevin) company. In June we made our way down the coast of BC to Vancouver Island. We anchored in Pruth Bay and enjoyed hiking to the most beautiful beaches on Calvert Island. We travelled the South Central Coast and Queen Charlotte Strait in the dense fog for 10 hours! Safely arrived and enjoyed cruising south down Vancouver Island. We stayed in several anchorages, Port Mcneil, Alice Point, Nanaimo, Tribune Bay, Maple Bay, Winter Cove, Montague Bay, Pirates Cove, Deep Bay, Powell River, Melanie Cove, Gorge Harbour, Blunden Harbour, Kisameet Bay, Shearwater, Dyer Cove, McMicking Inlet and many more places. Spent 30 of 31 nights at anchor. We really enjoyed our one night in marina at Powell River. We really enjoy the beauty and Great Bear rainforest around our own area of Northern BC. The fjords, waterfalls and beautiful hotsprings are a real treat and worth travelling to. For the rest of the year we spent our weekends and long weekends cruising our own area in the Douglas Channel leaving us with a total of 2968nm.
2023-started this season in February with several trips in our local waters of the Douglas Channel. In the Spring we took Skookum to Port Edward for a haul out, bottom paint, zincs, and stuffing boxes re-packed. More weekend trips in our local waters then our yearly trip south to Vancouver Island. Spent 4 weeks touring the Gulf Islands, Sunshine Coast and Desolation Sound. A dead battery bank sent us to Port Hardy for new Discover AGM's $$. Slowly made our way back home to Kitimat enjoying as many new anchorages as possible. To see and hear more about our adventures follow us on YouTube @ MVSkookum1. After our summer of travelling BC's beautiful coast we focused our time on Skookum to hunting for Sitka Black tail deer in our local waters. Harvest our deer in late November and spent Christmas at the hot springs, New years on the hook. Our total nautical miles for the year was 2832nm. 658nm short of our 1500nm pennant.