Home | Yacht ensign | Construction materials and techniques of Yacht | Sailing yachts | Motor yachts |

Ice yachting | Superyacht | Yacht tender | Model yachting | Yacht broker |Yacht charter |Yacht transport |


┼cology Website
Yacht ensign

A few countries have a special flag worn by recreational boats or ships, which indicates the nationality of the ship. Although inspired by the national flag, the yacht ensign does not always correspond with the civil or merchant ensign of the state in question.
The US yacht ensign for example, has a circle of 13 stars and a fouled anchor in the canton instead of the 50 stars, being quite different from the ensign of the United States, which is the flag of the United States.
Yacht ensigns differ from merchant ensigns to signal that the yacht is not carrying cargo that requires a customs declaration. Carrying commercial cargo on a boat with a yacht ensign is deemed to be smuggling in many jurisdictions.