Product Description: This Sailing Yacht pin badge is made from lead-free pewter and is supplied on a pin with separate clasp. A sailing yacht is a leisure watercraft propelled by sails, often designed for cruising or racing, and can vary in size from small vessels to large luxury sailboats. The pin badge is mounted on an information card that has a blue background with the word "Maritime" on the front and has information about the development of boats on the reverse.
Information: The earliest civilisations living near water would have floated on logs or made crude boats made from a wooden frame wrapped in animal skins. As time went by these were replaced with boats made from wooden planks which had masts with sails on them. Throughout history boats with sails have been instrumental in the development of civilisation whether for trade, transport or warfare. Evidence of ‘ships’ under sail can be seen on painted discs dating back over 5000 years ago.