Premium marine nylon, proudly made in USA, international courtesy flags.
- Made in USA
- Outdoor use
- Constructed of 100% heavy weight nylon
- Marine grade minimizes sun and chemical deterioration
- Extremely durable and fast drying
- Brilliant country colors.
- Engineered to resist damage from the sun’s strong UV rays
- Reinforced canvas headings and corrosion resistant brass grommets
The flag of Switzerland consists of a red square with a bold, equilateral white cross in the center. It is one of only two square sovereign-state flags, the other being the flag of the Vatican City. (The civil and state ensign, used by Swiss ships and boats, has more traditional proportions of 2:3.) Only the dimensions of the cross are formally established since 1889: “The coat of arms of the federation is, within a red field, an upright white cross, whose [four] arms of equal length are a sixth longer than their width. ⚠ Prop 65 WARNING
International Courtesy Flag Rules
As a matter of courtesy, it is appropriate to fly the flag of a foreign nation on your boat when you enter and operate on its waters. There are only a limited number of positions from which flags may be displayed. Therefore, when a flag of another nation is flown, it usually must displace one of the flags displayed in home waters. However, it is hoisted only after the appropriate authorities have granted clearance. Until clearance is obtained, a boat must fly the yellow’Q’ flag. Often cruising sailors fly both the courtesy flag and the quarantine flag (Q flag below) on entering a foreign port.
- On a mastless powerboat, the courtesy flag of another nation replaces any flag that is normally flown at the bow of the boat.
- When a motorboat has a mast with spreaders, the courtesy flag is flown at the starboard spreader.
- On a two-masted motorboat, the courtesy flag displaces any flag normally flown at the forward starboard spreader.
- On a sailboat, the courtesy flag is flown at the boat’s starboard spreader, whether the United States ensign is at the stern staff, or flown from the leech. If there is more than one mast, the courtesy flag is flown from the starboard spreader of the forward mast.