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.
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||20,315|
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May 2012: Purchased boat in Anacortes. Sea trials, new electronics, service everything on board, cruise the San Juan Islands - trip to San Diego and Ensenada Total 1,370 NM.
November 2012: Cruise to Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, Puerto Escondido and back to Ensenada. Add 2,781 NM for a total of 4,181.
Fall 2012 to Spring 2013: Ensenada surroundings. Add 304
July to November 2013: Cruise to La Paz, Sea of Cortez and back to Ensenada. Add 2,607 NM for a new total of 7,062.
Fall of 2013 to Spring 2014, prep boat to cruise to Alaska in 2014.
As of April \'14 add 205NM for a total of 7,267 NM in two years and before leaving for Alaska.
We left Ensenada for Alaska on June 16, 2014 with 7613 NM on the log. Then 1387 more to Anacortes, 630 to Ketchikat, 1411 cruising between Sitka, Petersburg and Juneau, 702 from Juneau to Anacortes and 1325 to Ensenada.
After the return from Alaska, cruising in the San Diego Ensenada area in the Fall - Winter - Spring of 2014- 15, 811NM for a total of 13,879NM.
August of 2015 Ensenada, La Paz - Ensenada 2062 NM, for a total of 15941 NM.
Fall of 2015, cruising in the Ensenada area, 220 NM for a total of 16161.
2016: During the Winter and Spring, we cruised in the San Diego - Ensenada area for 366NM.
In June we left for Los Cabos and La Paz, (845NM) and the upper Sea of Cortez. We cruised in the San Luis Gonzaga - Bahia de los Angeles - Angel de la Guarda region and back to La Paz during July and August for another 1,869NM.
Then in September back to Ensenada another 930NM. In the Fall we cruised in the Ensenada area for another 144NM. Total for the year: 512 additional engine hours and 4,154 NM <
Total for the boat 12/31/2016: 20315 NM and 7212 Main engine hours.