Nautical Flags

We’ve made nautical flags and maritime signals since the 1870s. To this day, we still put the same level of care professionalism and quality into every nautical flag that we make. Our seafaring customers like sailing and yacht clubs have a long history of expecting excellent calibre pieces to fly aboard their vessels.

You can choose from a comprehensive range of hand-sewn and dye-printed nautical flags that include ensigns, pennants, and code and signal flags. We also offer a range of poles and accessories, installation, and servicing to keep your flag and flagpole in tip-top condition.

What Are Nautical Flags Used For?

Despite the rise of modern technology powering today’s vessels, nautical flags and signals are still prominently used as an effective and fast way of communicating at sea. From emergency issues, time and position, or even the name of a ship, there are numerous ways a boat can make use of maritime flags and pennants.


Our Nautical Flags

All of our flags are finished with a headband, rope and toggle for easy installation, and are available in a range of sizes to suit your requirements.

Browse the full range of nautical flags or get in touch to discuss your requirements, the proof sheets available, and the options of buying flags in specific compiled sets.

If you would like to create a custom nautical flag such as a defaced Red Ensign for your local yacht club or a celebratory flag for a loved one's birthday then please get in touch with one of our flag experts who will be happy to help. If you can dream it, we can design and manufacture it. 

Nautical Flags - British Ensigns

An ensign is a national flag flown on a vessel to indicate nationality. The ensign is the largest flag, generally flown at the stern of the ship while in port. The naval ensign, used on warships, may be different from the civil ensign or the yacht ensign which are often defaced to include badges and coat of arms. All of our ensigns are made using MOD grade materials in either hand sewn or dye sublimated options in 10 sizes, from 0.75 yards to 6 yards. Looking for a custom nautical flag? Contact our team of flag experts to discuss your requirements today.

Red Ensign Flag

Red Ensign Flag

White Ensign Flag - Nautical Flags

White Ensign Flag

Blue Ensign Flag - Nautical Flags

Blue Ensign Flag

RAF Ensign Flag

RAF Ensign

Nautical Flags - Maritime Signal Flags

The International Code of Signals aims to provide ways and means of communication in situations related essentially to the safety of navigation and persons, especially when language difficulties arise. It has done this by first establishing a standardized alphabet (the letters A to Z and the ten digits), along with a spoken form of each letter (to avoid confusing similar-sounding letters, such as 'b', 'p', and 'v'), and associating this alphabet with standardized flags.

Maritime Signal Flags

International Maritime Signal Flags & Their Meanings

Yacht Club Flags & Burgees

Ensigns, Burgees & Officers Flags are available for all yacht clubs. The example shown here is the Little Ship Club but the format is similar for other clubs with the appropriate crest and colours used.

  • Finished with headband, rope & toggle
  • Available in a range of sizes to suit your requirements
  • Proof sheets available for all yacht clubs

Looking for flags or burgees for your yacht or boat club? We'd love to talk to you about your specific requirements and work with you on your project.

Let's Talk Yacht Flags

Order Your Nautical Flags Today at Flagmakers

If you’re looking to deck your vessel with a complete set of nautical flags, replace a worn-out ensign, or create a custom nautical flag then get in touch with one of our sales experts today who will be more than happy to assist you with your search.

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