Yacht ensign

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A yacht ensign is a flag allowed by some nations to be hoisted as the national ensign (instead of the civil ensign) by yachts.

As with any other civil ensign, the yacht ensign is the largest flag on board, and is generally flown at the stern (rear) of the ship.

Yacht ensigns differ from merchant ensigns in that their use indicates that the yacht is not carrying any cargo which requires a customs declaration. Carrying commercial cargo on a boat with a yacht ensign is deemed to be smuggling in many jurisdictions.[1]

Belgium
Belgium yacht ensign.svg All yachts
Denmark
Denmark Yacht Ensign.svg General yacht ensign
Ensign of Royal Danish Yacht Club.svg Kongelig Dansk Yachtklub
Smalandenes Sejlselskab
Ensign of Randers Sejlklub.svg Randers Sejlklub
Finland
Flag of Finnish yacht clubs.svg Each club has a distinctive emblem placed on the white canton of the yacht ensign
France
Ensign of the Yacht Club de France.svg Yacht Club de France
Ireland
Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club
Howth Yacht Club
Inland Waterways Association of Ireland flag.svg Inland Waterways Association of Ireland
Lough Derg Sailing Club
Ensign of Malahide YC.svg Malahide Yacht Club
National Yacht Club (Ireland) ensign (alternate).svg National Yacht Club
Ensign of Royal Cork YC.svg Royal Cork Yacht Club
Ensign of Royal Irish YC.svg Royal Irish Yacht Club
Ensign of Royal St. George YC.svg Royal Saint George Yacht Club
Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland
Skerries Sailing Club
Italy
Naval Ensign of Italy.svg Yacht Club Italiano members can fly the Italian naval ensign
Japan
Yacht ensign of Japan.svg All yachts
Netherlands
Koninklijke Nederlandsche Motorboot Club
KNZ&RV ensign.svg Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeil- & Roeivereeniging
Krzv.gif Koninklijke Roei- en Zeilvereniging De Maas
Koninklijke Watersportvereniging De Kaag
New Zealand
Royal Akarana Yacht Club
New Zealand Yacht Ensign.svg Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Norway
Flag of the Kongelig Norsk Seilforening (Royal Norwegian Yacht Club).jpg Kongelig Norsk Seilforening
Spain
Yachts Ensign of Spain.svg All yachts
Switzerland
Ensign of Cruising Club der Schweiz.svg Cruising Club der Schweiz
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Yacht Squadron members can fly the British naval ensign
Government Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Albert Yacht Club, Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club, Royal Cruising Yacht Club, Royal Dorset Yacht Club, Royal Engineer Yacht Club, Royal Gourock Yacht Club, Royal Highland Yacht Club, Royal Marine Sailing Club, Royal Motor Yacht Club, Royal Naval Club, Royal Naval Sailing Association, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Yacht Club, Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club, Royal Scottish Motor Yacht Club, Royal Solent Yacht Club, Royal Southern Yacht Club, Royal Temple Yacht Club, Royal Thames Yacht Club, Royal Welsh Yacht Club, Royal Western Yacht Club of England, Royal Western Yacht Club of Scotland and Sussex Motor Yacht Club
Blue Ensign defaced with crown.svg Royal Anglesey Yacht Club, Royal Southampton Yacht Club and Royal Torbay Yacht Club
Aldeburgh Yacht Club
Army Sailing Association
Bar Yacht Club
City Livery Yacht Club
House of Lords Yacht Club
Household Division Yacht Club
LSC Ensign.png Little Ship Club
Medway Cruising Club
Medway Yacht Club
Old Worcesters Yacht Club
Parkstone Yacht Club
Ensign of the Poole Yacht Club.svg Poole Yacht Club
Poole Harbour Yacht Club
Ensign of the Portsmouth Yacht Club.svg Portsmouth Yacht Club
Royal Air Force Yacht Club
Royal Armoured Corps Yacht Club
Royal Artillery Yacht Club
Royal Burnham Yacht Club
Ensign of the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club.svg Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club
Royal Corinthian Yacht Club
Ensign of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.svg Royal Cornwall Yacht Club
Royal Dee Yacht Club
Ensign of the Royal Forth Yacht Club.svg Royal Forth Yacht Club
Ensign of the Royal Harwich Yacht Club.svg Royal Harwich Yacht Club
Ensign of the Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club.svg Royal Gibraltar Yacht Club
Royal London Yacht Club
Royal Mersey Yacht Club
Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
Royal Northumberland Yacht Club
Royal Ocean Racing Club
Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club
Ensign of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club.svg Royal Ulster Yacht Club
Royal Welsh Yacht Club
Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club
Severn Motor Yacht Club
Ensign of the Sussex Yacht Club.svg Sussex Yacht Club
Thames Motor Yacht Club
Brixham Yacht Club
Ensign of the House of Commons Yacht Club.svg House of Commons Yacht Club
Lloyd's Yacht Club
Ensign of the Royal Dart Yacht Club.svg Royal Dart Yacht Club
Ensign of the Royal Fowey Yacht Club.svg Royal Fowey Yacht Club
RHADC defaced Red Ensign.gif Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club
Royal Lymington Yacht Club
Ensign of the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club.svg Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club
Royal Victoria Yacht Club
Ensign of the Royal Windermere Yacht Club.svg Royal Windermere Yacht Club
Royal Yachting Association
Ensign of the St Helier Yacht Club.svg St. Helier Yacht Club
Ensign of the West Mersea Yacht Club.svg West Mersea Yacht Club
Ensign of the Royal Air Force Sailing Association.svg Royal Air Force Sailing Association
United States of America
United States yacht flag.svg All yachts

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MagMaris Crewing Services – Yachting". MagMaris Shipping & Crewing Agency Ltd. Retrieved February 6, 2015.