A wide array of items are recognized as nautical icons. The following list includes nautical icons by category.

Boats and Boating

sailboats
ships
tugs
fishing boats
rowboats
anchors
winches
windlasses
oars
ropes
chains
horns

Fishing

hooks
lures (flies, jigs, plugs, spoons, etc.)
lines and cables
sinkers
fishing rods
fishing reels
rod and reel outfits
gillnets
cast nets
dip nets
pound nets
weirs
gaffs
spears and gigs
harpoons
rakes
dredges
scrapes

Navigation

maps
charts
compasses
tools of measurement
sextants
stars
buoys
fog horns

Marine Life

starfish – sea stars
sea horses
sea urchins
crabs
lobsters
shrimp
prawns
clams
oysters
scallops
gulls
terns
herons and egrets
eagles
ospreys
sea birds
sea otters
manatees
seals
sea otters
walruses
dolphins
porpoises
whales

Structures

lighthouses
lightships
bridges
piers
docks
boat houses
fish houses
beach houses
dams