U.S. Yacht Flag - Boat Ensign Flag

Our U.S. Yacht flag, made from nylon, features an embroidered field and sewn stripes for a durable construction. It comes complete with a canvas header and brass grommets. This flag is also commonly referred to as the anchor flag or boat flag.

The U.S. yacht ensign, a variation of the national ensign, incorporates a union with thirteen stars arranged in a ring encircling a fouled anchor set diagonally. Congress authorized this ensign in 1848 based on the recommendation of the commodore of the New York Yacht Club. It served as a signal for yachts holding special licenses from the Secretary of the Treasury, allowing them exemption from the requirement to enter or clear customs every time they sailed to or returned from the sea. The design, prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy, was introduced into use in 1849.