The new boat writing?

We had H1 Reber from the Graphic Design Studio Buro Destruct in Bern designing a new boat writing for Quintessence and we envisaged something more contemporary. Ian the boat painter recommended us a sign writer, with whom he often works, and this chap came by for a quick chat. Well, he wouldn’t do that modern stuff, his idea was more scrolls and an old school writing. No sign writing then until we could find somebody who could do such a writing.

These were the variations: