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we have templates for All of our products which can be found on the tab section of the relevant product page. The best file format is a high-quality print PDF, which is easier to send and avoids issues with file formats, fonts and missing/corrupt graphics. The artwork should be supplied at a maximum of 150DPI at full size, or scaled to 10%, 25% or 50%. Image bleed is essential, Please provide us with Pantone references in order for us to achieve the closest possible match to your brand colours.
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1. What Are The Main Types Of Flags Flown On Boats? On any non-commercial vessel, you can usually find these four different types of flags:
Ensign – a variety of national flag Burgee – a flag representing a boating organization Private Signal – a small custom-made flag for the boat owner Courtesy – the flag of a foreign country for an onboard guest or when you are in foreign waters
2. What is an ensign flag and when do I use it?
An ensign is a flag from the nation from which the boater originates. They are slightly different from their national flags. Ensign flags used to be restricted to documented vessels only. Now it is common courtesy to fly the national flag on all types of recreational boats. It is proper etiquette to only fly ensign flags from 0800 to sunset, unless you’re in a boat race outside those hours. It is also important to take this flag down before you leave your boat, if it will be unmanned at sunset. If you take your boat into international waters, you should fly your national flag. These days ensign flags are flown off of the stern. If you do this, make sure it is on a staff-pole and that the pole is long and angled. If you offset it to one side (like the starboard side), it’ll fly clear of the exhaust from the engine. This will also keep it clear from the rigging.
3. Wait, so what is a burgee flag and when do I use that?
A burgee flag is a small flag that has the skipper’s sailing organization or yacht club on it. It follows the skipper from boat to boat. These are flown day and night. Most skippers choose to fly it lower on the rig. It is usually hoisted on a thing flag halyard, at the end of the lowest starboard spreader. Of course, this is the modern way to fly it. The starboard rigging is known as a place of honor (when it comes to flags). That’s why you fly the host country’s flag there when visiting a foreign port.
4. Okay, so what is a private signal and when do we use those?
These are small flags that are custom designed (and custom made) specifically for the boat owner. It’s flown day and night but is only flown when the owner is in command of the boat. If a different sailor is in command, they are to fly their own private signal. Private signals are flown at the head of the aftermost mast (if you have a multi-mast boat). On a sloop, fly private signals on starboard rigging, below the burgee. Unless you don’t have a burgee; then you can fly it alone.
5. What’s a courtesy flag and when do I fly that?
Courtesy flags are flown when you are in a foreign nation’s waters. It also comes into play when you have someone from a foreign country on your vessel. You can only fly a courtesy flag if certain conditions are met: Only after authorities from the country have granted you clearance In addition to the yellow “Q” flag If you have a flag which is in the proper condition. If you fly a courtesy flag, do so at the boat’s starboard spreader or the leech. If there is more than one mast, then it must be flown off the starboard spreader of the forward most mast. By “proper condition”, you must fly a flag which is not old or in a disrespectful state. If you do fly a ratty old flag, you could be fined for being disrespectful!
Hand Sewn Quality Burgees
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Custom Manufactured Sewn to your own design
Each Hand sewn Burgee Flag is manufactured specifically for your order and can be customised in any way
We can produce the finest burgee or pennant for your Yacht Club or boat in various shapes and sizes.
The Flags can be finished with eyelets , sleeve or the more traditional rope and toggle.
We can supply a burgee or pennant in a number of sizes depending on their final use, whether it be up high on the rigging or at the bow of your Vessle. We Use the best material available (knitted polyester 155g) usually Hand sewn as a single thickness flag, with the image reading correctly from one side and mirror image on the reverse.
We offer double sided burgees and pennants if required. For more information and quotations on larger Quantities, please contact our Sales office on 01702 841900 who will be happy to assist you.
Custom Hand sewn Burgee flags are made to order and usually delivered in 14 working days. Easy to Order on ordering page
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