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||Jim and Lynda Frantz|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||26,130|
|Personal Website / Blog|
Delivery was in October cruising around southern California visiting among other Catalina Islands, then cruising north to Canada in November 2000.
From Sidney, BC we cruised the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands, and Desolation Sound.
In May 2004 we cruised to Haida Gwaii in the Pacific 80 nm off of BC living aboard for five weeks. Don't skip this if you do Alaska.
We cruised most of the British Columbia fjords including Bute Inlet starting up the Homathko River 26 miles navigable by dingy. But the Williwaws had us turn back, mission uncompleted. Will try to do it again.
2007 we lived aboard for five months traveling to Glacier Bay, Alaska taking many side trips throughout SE Alaska. Since then, we've made three more trips every other year to Alaska. Last year's trip, we circumnavigated Chichagof Island and Jim caught a 215 pound halibut. In 2012 Albedos circumnavigated Vancouver Island with Island Greeter finding tsunami debris from Japan on its west coast and 2 more Nordhavns.