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||Done Dreamin'|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||32,241|
|Personal Website / Blog|
Maiden Voyage Feb 2002 Dana Point to Portland and then on to Sidney, BC Summer of 2003 to Alaska and return to Sidney Summer of 2004 Circumnavigated Vancouver Island Sept and Oct 2004 Coastal cruising to San Diego November of 2004 to April 2005 Cruised Mexico as far South as Ixtapa April 12, 2005 Left Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for Nuku Hiva, Marquesas - 2754 miles 19 Days May-Sept 2005 Tuamotu, Circumnavigated Tahiti, other stops: Moorea, Raiatea, Bora Bora,Suwarrow, Pago Pago, Western Samoa, Tonga, New Caledonia, Australia Sept 2005 to Feb 2006 Cruised Australia Coast including Tasmania Feb to Aug 2006 Did Southern Crossing from Tasmania to South Island of NZ. Cruised East and West Coast of both North and South Islands of NZ Aug 2006 Departed NZ for Hawaii with stops in Minerva Reef, Tonga, Pago Pago, and Fanning Island. June 2007 Honolulu to Port Angeles, WA July to Dec. Cruised San Juan and Canadian waters Sold the boat January of 2008—Dream fulfilled!