Hi, our main areas of the marine business are boat moorings, salvage, & any type of scuba diving. We also sell mooring parts: chain, buoys, shackles etc.
There is also the "red cap" aspect of the business name. If you go with a red cap in your design, I'd ask that it just needs to be clear in the design that it's a traditional scuba divers' red knit cap similar to what is shown now on our website (http://www.redcapmarine.com). I want to be sure it can't be confused with Trump's MAGA hats, for example.
I don't think our logo needs to incorporate all of those items listed above, but maybe just pick one, or a few of those elements, & see how things fit together. At this point I don't have a specific preference of what I want to see on our logo. Mainly looking for wide-ranging ideas. Thanks!
UPDATE: I'd like to see something a little eye-catching or perhaps off-beat for the central graphic. So far I don't like all the designs that are using clipart-style boats which I think have too much boring/distracting detail.
UPDATE 2: Sorry, I hate to say it but I can't use an octopus or squid in the design -- too similar to another marine business. Sea monsters are good though. Google "Lake Champlain Champ". Although I do NOT want cartoonish-style sea monsters.
Also I like traditional marine objects: propellers, anchors, ship's wheel/helm, compass rose, etc.
Also I prefer stark 1- or 2-color designs. Red/white, red/black/white, light/dark red etc. Stamp or "seal" styles are good.