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||Alan & Monica DeRosa|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||17,616|
|Personal Website / Blog|
Purchased boat February, 2014 with 890 hrs.
2014- Seattle to BC to Alaska to Sidney. 82 anchorages/ ports including Port Harvey, Fury Cove, Prince Rupert, Foggy Bay, Ketchikan, Misty Fjords, Manzanita Bay, Klue Bay, Wrangell, Petersburg, Tracy Arms , Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Hoonah, Pelican, Sitka, Baranoff Hot Springs, Port Protection, Coffman Cove, Kwatsi Bay
2015-Sidney BC to San Diego, CA stopping in 20 ports/anchorages including Anacortes, Neah Bay, Newport, Bandon, Brookings, Crescent City, Fort Bragg, Monterey, Morro Bay, Santa Barbara
San Diego to La Paz Mexico (CUBAR) with stops in Ensenada, Turtle Bay, Santa Maria Cove, Magdalena Bay, San Jose Del Cabo and La Paz. Many anchorages in Sea of Cortez.
2016 Mexico - Mazatlán, San Blas, Chacala, Nueva Vallarta, Tenacatita, Barra De Navidad, Manzanillo, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Hualtuco, Puerto Chiapas.
Central America- Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Panama Canal
South America- Columbia to Key West, FL
Florida to Charleston, SC, Cape May, NJ, Block Island, Maine( 12 ports /anchorages), Nova Scotia (8 ports/anchorages including Cape Breton).
Nova Scotia to Florida including Boston, Atlantic City, Chesapeake and other stops