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February 19, 2014
Nordhavn Distance Pennanteers So who are the Nordhavn Ocean Warriors? The answer might surprise you
By Becky Peters
2008 the Nordhavn Distance Pennant Program (DPP) has been tracking the nautical
miles traveled by the extensive Nordhavn fleet.The
Distance Pennant Program was the brain-child of Nordhavn’s vice president Jim
Leishman, wanting to prove the sea worthiness of even the smaller Nordhavns,
and wondering how far our Nordhavns have traveled.We set up a web site inviting Owners to log their miles and
post their travels.With 69% of Nordhavns
reporting, the combined distance traveled is almost FIVE MILLION nautical miles.Just think how many miles have been traveled by Owners who have not yet
logged their miles, and those who sold their boats prior to the program!The number would be staggering …
are currently over 500 Nordhavns prowling the oceans.Three hundred and thirty have logged their miles onto the
Distance Pennant Program and are proudly flying their Distance Pennants,
offering further proof that Nordhavns can and do go the distance.Six have Circumnavigated:Eric and Christi Grab on N43 Kosmos, Scott and Mary Flanders on Egret, Wolfgang and Heidi Hass have
Circumnavigated, twice, on N46 Kanaloa,Ghanim
Al-Othman on N46 Othmani, Jim and
Susy Sink on N46 Salvation II, and
our own Around The World (ATW) N40, (bearing the apt moniker Nordhavn).The Lawler family on N46 Emily
Grace is within striking distance of American shores and completing the
seventh Nordhavn Circumnavigation; the first Circumnavigation with a child
(daughter Emily) on board the entire trip!But which hull size has covered the most miles?
46 owners have logged an almost whopping 1,500,000 nautical miles on the DPP. They
have a bit of an advantage, having been the first built and on the ocean since
1989.Of the 80 N46s built, 59 Owners, or an enthusiastic 78% have
logged their miles and shared their globe-trotting adventures.In addition to logging miles on
the Pennant Program, N46 owners Frank and Linda Osborne (Discovery), Scott and Mary Flanders (Egret), Laurence and Diane Cranfield (Envoy) and Tim, Kim and Emily Lawler (Emily Grace) also keep active and vibrant blogs on our
Nordhavn web site.
hull size with impressive miles is the Nordhavn 40 with almost a half million nautical
miles.The ATW boat added 24,000
nm whileJohn and Susan Spencer on Uno Mas and Klaus and Elizabeth Loehr on Chinook have both logged over 35,000 nm.
The Nordhavn 47s have logged 499,308
nm.Milt and Judy Baker stay busy
on Bluewater, having traveled 33,000
nm while keeping a blog and monitoring the Nordhavn Owner Site.Scott Strickland, Strickly For Fun logged over 30,000 nm including crossing the
Atlantic as part of the Nordhavn Atlantic Rally (NAR) and two trips through the
of the NAR, Nordhavns have also traveled in groups.Ken and Roberta Williams on N68 Sans Souci along with Braun and Tina Jones on N62 Grey Pearl, and Steve and Carol Argosy
on N62 Seabird covered over 5,000
miles on the Seattle to Osaka Great Siberian Sushi Run.Nine Nordhavns took part in Med Bound 2007, five of which traveled
up the coast from Fort Lauderdale to Newport, RI; three others followed the 3,800
nm route taken by 15 Nordhavns on the NAR.And Nordhavns are always well represented on every FUBAR, a
cruise en masse from southern California to Mexico.
Nordhavn 57s are also on the move having logged over 500,000 nm.Most notably are Sprague Theobald, who
on his N57, Bagan explored the
Northwest Passage on a five-month, 8,500 nm passage through open seas and past treacherous
glaciers; and Dick and Gail Barnes, who have thoroughly cruised the globe,
58,890 nm worth, on Ice Dancer II.
which individual Nordhavns owners have logged the most miles?There are several noteworthy mentions:
the Hasses have logged 81,362 nm on N46 Kanaloa while the Barneses have logged a total of 82,435 on two Nordhavns, N50 Ice Dancer (23,545 nm) and N57 Ice Dancer II.
over 60,000 nm are Scott and Mary Flanders on N46 Egret.Over 50,000 nm
are Gary and Liz Isbell on N57 Joint
Decision, Michael and Miriam Lasky on N76 Voyager III, Bob Edwards on N46 Suprr,
and our special friend and the first person to Circumnavigate in a production boat,
the late Jim Sink on N46 Salvation II.
you a part of the Nordhavn Distance Pennant program? If not, what are you waiting for? The first Pennant earned is 2,500 nm, with the next Pennant
at 5,000, followed by Pennants in 5,000 increments. But don’t wait to reach 2,500 nm; you can add your miles
now. Go to www.nordhavn.com/distance_pennant. We look forward to adding your miles,
reading about your adventures, and sending you the Distance Pennant
corresponding to your miles. Check back to the DPP page often…miles are being
added every week! If you have any questions about the Distance Pennant Program contact
Becky Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949.496.4848.