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||Wayne and Laurel Hill|
|Boat Name||Long Ranger|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||40,670|
|Personal Website / Blog|
We traveled to Alaska for 3 summers (1999, 2005 & 2009) and spent 3 1/2 years (2000 - 2003 traveling from Seattle through Central America, the Panama Canal, San Blas Islands and then stopping at all of the Atlantic Coast countries of Central America. That segment of the trip was one year. We then spent one summer going from Florida to Maine with the Fall spent in the Chesapeak. We wintered in the Bahamas and the Exumas. The next year we spent the summer in Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, the fall again in the Chesapeake and the winter in the Virgin Islands and the Eastern Caribbean. We then shipped Long Ranger home on Dockwise express. During our 3 1/2 years we always tried to maintain about 8.33 knots average speed while underway. We continue to use our boat in the Pacific North West cruising the US and Canadian Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound and the Broughtons.