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||Angie Burke & Dave Johnston|
|Boat Name||Good Hook|
|Total Nautical Miles Traveled||7,875|
|Personal Website / Blog|
04/01/2023 - 08/16/2023: 2,867 nm... traveled up the California/Oregon/Washington coast to round Cape Flattery to Neah Bay and Port Angeles and arriving in Anacortes on April 17. Hauled the boat out for annual maintenance and left for Alaska on June 1. Traveled with Coastal Raven through the San Juan Islands and Gulf Islands before crossing to mainland Bristish Columbia and up the Inside Passage to Prince Rupert, Ketchikan, Wrangel, Petersburg, Juneau, Hoonah, Sitka and many coves inbetween. Total distance to date: 7875 nm
03/11/2023 - 03/31/2023: 1058 nm ...Bahia Asuncion--Turtle Bay--Isla Benito--Adios Mexico, Hello USA--San Diego (marina)--Dana Point (marina)--Cabrillo Beach/Long Beach--San Simeon--Monterey (marina)--Half Moon Bay. FUN FACT... April 1 marks Year #1 of ownership! Total distance to date: 5008 nm
12/01/2022 - 03/10/2023: 1440 nm ... La Paz (marina)--Ensenda Grande--Espiritu Santo--Muertos--Mazatlan--Isla Isabel--Matanchen/San Blas--Chacala--Isla La Pena--Punta Mita--La Cruz Bay--Yelapa--Punta Ipala--Chamela--Isla Colorado--Tenacatita--Melaque--Barra de Navidad (marina)--Cuastecomate--Tenacatita Bay--Isla Pajarera--Punta Ipala--La Cruz (marina)--Puerto Vallarta (marina)--Punta Mita--Cabo San Lucas--San Jose del Cabo (marina)--Magdalena Bay--Santa Maria Cove. Fun fact: from Dec 1 through Jan 10, we only anchored out; our first marina stay on mainland Mexico was in Barra. Now we're doing the "Baja Bash" as we head north to Anacortes, WA, for some routine boat maintentance before spending the summer in Alaska. Total distance to date: 3950 nm
December 1, 2022: 2510 nm to date. After completing our Sea of Cortez loop, we enjoyed time in San Jose del Cabo before setting north to La Paz, one of our favorite areas. We have loved cruising the Sea of Cortez--hosting friends and family on the boat as we explore anchorages from La Paz to Loreto. Now we're headed for Mazatlán on mainland Mexico. Follow our story on Instagram @mvgoodhook.
We boarded the boat (April 5) as new owners in San Jose del Cabo and spent a few days getting to know her before heading for La Paz. Made a few trips back and forth between SJD and La Paz, and then started our summer loop around the Sea of Cortez...working our way from Southern Baja (Isla San Jose, Los Gatos, San Evaristo, Isla Danzante, Puerto Escondido, Loreto, Bahia Concepcion) to Northern Baja (San Francisquito, Bahia de los Angeles, Puerto Refugio) to Sonora (Puerto Penasco, Tepoca, Cabo Lobos, Agua Dulce/Isla Tiburon)...and all kinds of amazing anchorages along the way!