Geoff Van Aller

Jeff Van Aller, Studio founder
I like to design the whole boat as a whole, connecting the details. I don't like an overly detailed exterior.
Jeff Van Aller
Studio founder

Designer description Geoff Van Aller

Brand History

His love of the sea was instilled in Geoff Van Aller by his father, a sailor and a diver. When he was six, the future master had already decided on his profession and said he wanted to become the greatest naval architect. Since then, he has never given up on his goal - first an institute and an internship at Bollinger Shipyards, then a full-time architect and project manager at Trinity Yachts for 20 years. After gaining extensive experience, Jeff decided to move on and founded Vanaller Yacht & Naval Design.


One of the studio's basic principles is attention to detail. The team relies on facts and strictly follows technical requirements and standards, meeting the client's performance expectations.


Vanaller Yacht & Naval Design is more involved in marine architecture and exterior design for superyachts. The company also offers interior furnishing solutions and designs ship layouts.

Collaboration with shipyards

After a 20-year career at Trinity Yachts, Jeff has maintained a relationship with the shipbuilder that has resulted in a fruitful collaboration. Most of the projects are for the American shipbuilder and include semi-custom boats, models with raised wheelhouse, and even sports cushions.

Landmark projects

Jeff designed the largest Trinity boat, the 73.76 m.Cocoa Bean. The company was also featured in the SCOUT II refit, which has made the boat longer and wider, as well as more modern equipment and now meets the high standards of the Lloyd's Register.

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Jeff's extensive knowledge of shipbuilding, architecture and extensive management experience has built up a strong team. The studio's office is located in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.