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Red Ensigns

Jimmy Green are delighted to offer a comprehensive range of Red Ensigns, either printed or sewn, including a premium sewn, British-made option.

A UK-registered yacht should fly the British national maritime flag, the Red Ensign, also fondly referred to as the Red Duster, unless they are entitled to fly a unique defaced or privileged Ensign.

The most senior position for a flag on any motor or sailing yacht is at the stern and should be reserved for the National Ensign.

A National Ensign denotes nationality, reflecting the country in which the yacht is registered.

Jimmy Green standard Red Ensigns, printed and sewn, are manufactured in our modern supplier partner factory in Italy from top quality UV resistant 100% polyester woven bunting.

Jimmy Green Premium Red Sewn Ensigns are sewn in the UK, produced by our British supply partners from the best quality MoD Heavyweight Woven 100% Polyester.

Selecting your Red Ensign Red Ensign

Printed Red Ensign: Made in Italy Made in Italy

  • From 1/2 yard up to 1 1/2 yard
  • Screen printed on one piece of flag fabric
  • Top quality UV resistant 100% polyester woven bunting
  • Colourfast and fade resistant
  • Hoist reinforced with special flag webbing tape
  • Braided line is sewn into the integral hoist tape, creating a loop at the top and a tail at the bottom, as per the photos
  • Finished with twin stitched hems (outside edges)

Sewn Red Ensign: Made in Italy Made in Italy

  • from 1/2 yard up to 3 yard
  • Available in Red and Blue
  • Component panels cut out from top quality UV resistant 100% polyester woven bunting
  • Colourfast and fade resistant
  • All panels stitched together with top stitched fell seams to form the full ensign pattern
  • Hoist reinforced with special flag webbing tape
  • Braided line is sewn into the integral hoist tape, creating a loop at the top and a tail at the bottom, as per the photos
  • Finished with twin stitched hems (outside edges)

Premium Sewn Red Ensign: made in the UK British Manufacture Sewn Ensigns

  • from 1/2 yard up to 3 yard
  • Available in Red and Blue
  • Component panels cut out from MOD approved 155gm m2 top quality UV resistant 100% polyester woven bunting
  • Rich colours
  • Colourfast and fade resistant
  • All panels are stitched together to form the full ensign pattern
  • Hoist reinforced with special flag webbing tape
  • Braided Polyester line is sewn into the integral hoist tape, creating a loop to grip the varnished toggle at the top and a tail at the bottom
  • Finished with triple stitched hems (outside edges)

What Size Ensign do I Need?

Please consult our FLAG SIZE GUIDE to establish a suitable yard measurement for your yacht

Traditional Yard Sizing for Flags

The yard sizing (traditional diagonal measurement) is nominal and may vary slightly due to the nature of the production/sewing process.

  • The Yard Size refers to the outside diagonal measurement, e.g. from the top corner of the hoist to the bottom corner of the fly end.
  • The fly is measured along the horizontal length, top or bottom.
  • The hoist is measured down the vertical length of the left-hand side next to the staff.
  • The Fly end is the opposite end to the hoist = the end that flies in the breeze.

The yard sizing (traditional diagonal measurement) is nominal and may vary slightly due to the nature of the production/sewing process.

Nominal length and height measurements are tabled in the guide below.

Top-quality wooden toggles are reasonably priced and can be fitted to the loop at the top of the hoist if required: Wooden Flag Toggles.

Do I need a Printed or a Sewn Ensign?

There are two distinct schools of thought regarding your Red Ensign (or national flag), and either is acceptable.

  1. Printed - is less than half the cost and ‘will soon be blown out anyway'.
  2. Sewn - is the only proper flag to fly, will last longer and is worth every penny.
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