Custom Boat Flags

DESIGN YOUR OWN CUSTOM BOAT FLAG!

Create your own custom boat and nautical flags.

nautical flags
Our digital printed full color boat flags are make great gifts and are perfect if you've been searching for something truly unique to fly on your boat! Upload your photo or logo to decorate it with with our online design tool. Our custom pole flags can transform your logo or artwork into a dynamic flying reality.
Flags are printed with high quality inks through our dye sublimation process and all side lengths are sewn.

  • Digital Printing with dye sublimation Ink
  • High resolution digitally printed at 1440 x 1440 dpi
  • Waterproof for indoor or outdoor use
A custom boat flag ("nautical flag") is a great way to get your boat noticed. Create your customized boat flag by choosing from our wide selection of fabrics, shapes and colors and adding your own design to the boat flag (aka nautical flag). Boat flags can be printed with a company logo, photos of friends and family, your boat’s name or even a festive nautical flag decoration. Custom boat flags and custom nautical flags also make great personalized gifts. The standard custom boat flag and custom nautical flag size is 12" × 18" to 36" x 60"inches and is finished with sturdy brass grommets. Designing the custom boat flag of your dreams is easy with our experienced graphic design team.

Create a completely customized printed boat flag

Create a completely customized printed boat flag featuring a photo, image, logo, or design of your choice! We offer all size from 12x18" up to 5' x 8'.

Custom Guidon Boat flags
Custom Guidon Boat flags
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Custom Tapered Burgee Boat Flag
Custom Tapered Burgee Boat Flag
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Custom Pennant Flag Boat Flag
Custom Pennant Flag Boat Flag
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Custom Signal Flag Boat Flag
Custom Signal Flag Boat Flag
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Design your custom flag!

Free online design tool
Design your custom flag!

Our digital printed full color boat flags are make great gifts and are perfect if you've been searching for something truly unique to fly on your boat! Upload your photo or logo to decorate it with with our online design tool. Our custom pole flags can transform your logo or artwork into a dynamic flying reality.

With our online designer, you can easily design your own flags, banners or other print items, upload and add your own images, insert text and design the background.
Your flag is unique with bright colors!

Your flag is unique with bright colors!

Our digital printed full color boat flags are make great gifts and are perfect if you've been searching for something truly unique to fly on your boat! Upload your photo or logo to decorate it with with our online design tool. Our custom pole flags can transform your logo or artwork into a dynamic flying reality.

With our online designer, you can easily design your own flags, banners or other print items, upload and add your own images, insert text and design the background.

Custom Flag 3x5

Charity, Fundraising Sites

Custom Flag 3x5

Custom Flag 3x5

Intarior, Creative Design

Custom Flag 3x5

12x18, 16x24", 2x3', 3x5', 4x6', 5x8'

Custom Flag 3x5

Web Application, Icon Design
The Ensign
The Ensign$20.00
or most people’s boats, flag etiquette begins and ends with the problem of which ensign, or national flag, to fly and where to fly it. Sailors and all other boaters who are United States citizens may choose between two flags, the usual 50-star national flag known as the ensign, or a special flag called the yacht ensign that, in place of the 50 stars standing for the states, depicts a fouled anchor on a field of 13 stars.
The story of these two ensigns is an interesting one. In the early to mid-19th century, most yachts looked like fishing boats and other commercial vessels. Ports charged a local duty to visiting commercial craft, whose skippers often attempted to convince customs officials that they were pleasure sailors. The officials ignored those claims and collected fees from all entering boats, including yachts. Under pressure from yachtsmen, the American and British governments independently approved special national flags to be flown only from yachts. In the United States, the yacht ensign was designed by the officers of the New York Yacht Club in 1848. It remains a legal national flag for boats in US waters.

Everyday flag etiquette

All boats operating in inland waters can fly the U.S. “Old Glory” 50-star flag, or the U.S. Yacht Ensign, the 13-star “Betsy Ross” flag with the fouled anchor. Flags are flown, traditionally from 8:00 a.m. to sunset, from the stern staff (when under way or occupied), or onboard sailboats - on aftermost sail 2/3 length of the leach above the clew; onboard  sportfisherman - on halyard just behind the tuna tower.

How large of a flag for my boat?

For aesthetically pleasing proportions, we recommend a flag that is 1" long for every 1' of boat length. The staff should be twice the length of the flag’s vertical edge. For example, a 33' boat should fly a 24" x 36" Yacht Ensign on a 48" staff. A shorter staff may be used if there is insufficient space.

Courtesy flags

Show respect when you travel to other nations (or other states) by flying their flags when you enter or operate your boat in their waters. Boats in international waters also fly the 50-star U.S. flag, and not the Yacht Ensign, in the traditional location.
Fly Courtesy Flags: Mastless boats - at the bow; Boats with spreaders - from the starboard spreader; Multiple-masted boats - from the starboard spreader of the forward mast

Burgees

Yacht club burgees are flown from the masthead, the bow pulpit, or from under the starboard spreader (below any courtesy flags). See Chapman for a more detailed discussion of flag etiquette.
Our Boat & Nautical Flags are made with our State-Of-The-Art Jet Flo Process. The great thing about Jet Flo is, not only are the inks eco-friendly, it also allows you to be as creative as you want and at the same time use as many or as little colors as you desire for the same price. In comparison, pricing for screen printing is determined by the amount of colors you have, so printing 6 colors will more expensive than one. Dye-Sublimation eliminates that totally. 1 color costs as much as 8,000 colors .

Excellent for both outdoor & indoor applications, the material we use is Super Polynex (It is the best & most durable substrate available on the market today for this process). The material starts out white and then your image is printed directly onto the material. We use only the highest quality UV protected & eco-friendly inks. This process transforms the white material into the colors of your design. On a double-sided flag or banner the full image appears on both sides. Most custom boat flags are double sided. Some common sizes for custom nautical flags are 12"x18", 16"x24", 24"x36" and 36x60" but we can make any size so don't hesitate to ask.
Boat flags and nautical flags were traditionally used to send out messages to other mariners or those ashore. They were the modes of communication among the mariners during those times when there were no radios, cellphones or any other device to contact the other vessels.

Today, boat flags are used for recreational or decorative purposes. Boat owners hang these colorful banners to make their boats noticed. Most boat flags carry the corporate logo or emblem of the company to which they belong. They are also a mode of distinguishing a particular boat from all others.

The parade of boats at sea with colorful flags waving gracefully is always a sight to behold. Having your own designs and ideas reflected on colorful blank flags would make it more personal and unique from the rest. Give life and add character to the boat by having your own flags. These customized flags are created according to the boat owners specification. They are made of quality and durable materials designed to last for a long period of time, whether displayed indoor or outdoors.

Customized boat flags are also perfect gifts for boat owners and enthusiasts. They are more personal and only shows that the giver has thought carefully of the right gift and did not just randomly pick it.
These customized flags will get your creative juices flowing in coming up with a design to be reproduced in your own banner. True blue boat enthusiasts deserve nothing less than their own personalized boat flags proudly displayed inside their boat or raised high up in the air.

Boat Flags for the Young & Old!

Custom Boat flags have become a passion for the average American because they are affordable, durable, and really striking. It not only gives a boat a precise identity, it enlivens the general outlook of a vessel. From small boats, to expensive yachts, and luxury liners, flags that are visually eye-catching adorn the masts and surrounding tielines.
Our Boat & Nautical Flags are made with our State-Of-The-Art Jet Flo Process. The great thing about Jet Flo is, not only are the inks eco-friendly, it also allows you to be as creative as you want and at the same time use as many or as little colors as you desire for the same price. In comparison, pricing for screen printing is determined by the amount of colors you have, so printing 6 colors will more expensive than one. Dye-Sublimation eliminates that totally. 1 color costs as much as 8,000 colors .
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Nautical Flags
Tapered Burgee
Pennant Flag
How did nautical flags evolve?
When ships were developed, flags naturally were added to it because it heralds the nationality and homeport of the vessel. Sets of flags were often seen on decks more often for semaphore signaling, so vessels would not have to anchor side by side to communicate. But with the coming of the telescope and development of gunpowder, the flags were the sole indication if a vessel is a friend or a foe – thus avoiding skirmishes at sea. Later on these flags became maritime in nature, meaning all vessels were required to fly one. Eventually with the popularity of these flags, particularly those adventurers (Columbus and Magellan) in search of lands for the King of Spain and also France and England, were adopted as national flags. Even today the era of the supertankers, flags still dominate the masts announcing its nationality. Special care is extended to boat flags, because of the extreme conditions they are subjected to, from the effects of seawater, to howling winds of over 100mph and its almost permanent presence in the masts. We at NorthStar Flags and Poles always make it a point to be extra meticulous in our treatment of these symbols. Our graphic artists do exact reproduction of designs. Materials used to produce these boat flags are both strong and durable. Current technology allows that colors & designs are reproduced with amazing accuracy.
Our Boat & Nautical Flags are made with our State-Of-The-Art Dye-Sublimation Process. The great thing about Dye-Sublimation is, not only are the inks eco-friendly, it also allows you to be as creative as you want and at the same time use as many or as little colors as you desire for the same price. In comparison, pricing for screen printing is determined by the amount of colors you have so printing 5 colors will more expensive than 1. Dye-Sublimation eliminates that totally. 1 color costs as much as 8,000 colors . Also with Dye-Sublimation you are able to achieve gradients (fading of colors) with no problem. Since we use 1 of only 50 machines in the entire world that prints this type of Dye-Sublimation we can literally duplicate almost any image! Excellent for both outdoor & indoor applications, the material we use is Dacron (It is the best & most durable substrate available on the market today for this process). The material starts out white and then your image is heat set into one side using only the highest quality UV protected & eco-friendly inks. This process transforms the white Dacron into the colors of your design. Since the transfer is only put on one side, you have a show thru of the reverse image on the back at about 60% . On a double-sided flag or banner the full image appears on both sides. We can also use Satin or 600 Denier Poly Duck which has the sturdiness of a canvas but the feel of a strong cotton to make your flag or banner.Some Common Sizes are 12"x18", 16"x24", 24"x36" and 36x60"