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.
|Name||Darryn & Sheri Murphy|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||10,057|
|Personal Website / Blog||theadventuresofcurandera.com|
Miles are combined travel on 2 Nordhavns, our N6237 "Barrington" (at least 2500 miles!), and N4326 "Curandera", 7557 miles as of Nov 30th, 2022.
Barrington based in Vancouver, Canada from 2015 - 2019, mostly as a full time live aboard. Extensive Gulf and San Juan Island cruising, Seattle and South Puget Sound. Several trips north to Desolation Sound and Northern Gulf Islands.
Curandera was purchased in Anacortes WA in July of 2020, and after a few cruises locally, we left in Sept 2020 for the Sea of Cortez, and eventually on to Panama. At Nov 1st, 2021, we are in Puerto Escondido on the Sea of Cortez, preparing to head further South. Miles on Curandera (3467) consist of the trip down, some California cruising and extensive cruising in Mexico.
Update November 30th, 2022 - Since leaving the Sea of Cortez, Curandera has crossed to Puerto Vallarta, MX, and completed the trip south to, and thru the Panama Canal, with stops in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. After departing Panama in early November of 2022, we have returned North to Isla Mujeres, Mexico, on the Caribbean side, with stops on the way up in Isla San Andres, Colombia, and Grand Cayman. Curandera will remain in the Cancun area until early Spring '23, and then head to Florida and East Coast USA. Current total miles on Curandera of 7557, plus 2500 on previous N62, for total Nordhavn miles of 10,057!!