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American Boat Flag (Fully Sewn & Lock Stitched)

A nautical American flag with 50 white stars on a blue canton and 13 alternating stripes of red and white.
A nautical American flag attached to a boat flagpole. The flag has 50 white stars on a blue canton & 13 alternating stripes of red & white.
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Fully Sewn & Lock Stitched

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A nautical American flag with 50 white stars on a blue canton and 13 alternating stripes of red and white.
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This bright, high-quality nautical American flag is perfect for flying from 0800 to sunset, whether you’re out at sea or safe at port. With beautifully embroidered stars and lock-stitched sewn stripes, this nautical American flag is perfect for sailing on the open ocean or spending a day in the harbor.

Available in a range of boat-appropriate sizes from 12” x 18” on up to 24” x 36”, this flag features a strong canvas header, brass grommets, and high-quality lock-stitching throughout. Like traditional nautical flags, the colors on this American nautical flag are bright and bold, easily seen from ship to ship. This authentic nautical flag’s design and construction make it a top choice for any boater or sailing enthusiast.

Made in America from 100% nylon and featuring four rows of durable lock-stitching, this flag makes for a seaworthy addition to any ship.

Tip to the wise: Framed nautical flags make excellent gifts, consider taking one to your neighborhood craft store for framing if you’re looking for a unique surprise for the seafarer in your life.

  • Made in America
  • 100% nylon
  • Embroidered stars
  • Lock-stitched sewn stripes
  • Strong canvas header
  • Brass grommets
  • Four rows of lock-stitching 
Flags vs. Nautical Flags: What’s the difference?

Nautical flags were originally used as a means of communication between military ships. The colors and designs used were part of an international language, so that ships from different countries could recognize each other and even tell each other detailed information from a distance, such as a ship’s type and purpose at sea.

The earliest nautical flags were used by ancient civilizations to signal specific military actions or to gather the ships together in one spot so that more detailed communications could be given. The more modern and complex nautical flag system dates back to the early 1700s, when elaborate flags were developed during the Anglo-Dutch wars. Nautical flags can now be outfitted or modified to signal a wide array of meanings – and are widely used by civilians.

Today, there are still some important boat flag etiquette rules in effect. So when you’re flying Old Glory at sea, always be sure to follow the guidelines from the United States Flag Code.