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.
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||21,677|
|Personal Website / Blog||emmanou.com|
March 2021, we did a shake down cruise to the Abacos, ahead of our Atlantic Crossing in May-June from North Palm Beach, FL to Bermuda to the Azores to Cascais Portugal. We then proceeded down to Gibraltar and onto Spain, the Baleares, Sardinia, Tunisia, Sicily, Greece and Turkey, where Emmanou is now hauled out in Didim for the winter.
Our trip from North Palm Beach to Turkey is on our GPS tracking page at (including periodic posts describing events along the way):
Since receiving our 10K nm pennant in August 2019, we have continue to cruise the Easter US seaboard:
Dolhin Marina ME to Gloucester, MA to Newport RI, to Cape May NJ, through C&D canal to Annapolis, to Portsmouth VA, to Charleston to North Palm Beach, back North up to Southwest Harbor ME, back down to North Palm Beach. Over 5000 nm. We plan to cruise to Harbour Island in the Bahamas in Arpil and then cross the Atlantic via Bermuda and Azores to Portugal and then the Mediterranean in May-June-July 2021 so you should hear from us about the 20K peenant before the end of 2021. In the meantime we would love to be able to fly a 15K pennant.
North Palm Beach FL to Newport RI (offshore and via ICW) 6/18/17 to 9/17/17
North Palm Beach to Key West to Bimini to Nassau to Exumas to Eleuthera to Abacos to Hilton Head to Norfolk to Newport to Boston to Gloucester to Portland to Mount Desert Island Maine to Gloucester to Newport.