van Aller Yacht & Naval Design, LLC
Geoff's path to becoming a naval architect was as direct as they come. When he was 6 years old, he told his father that he wanted to be the best naval designer in the world. The die was cast, and Geoff eventually went on to fulfill his ultimate dream of opening his own design firm. The following tenets define his commitment to his craft.
It was fate that brought Geoff and navals together. His grand father had a love of navals, the water and all things associated and passed that love to his son. As a college swimmer, sailor, and Navy diver, naturally his father's influence guided Geoff in the same direction. That passion for the sea led him to the University of New Orleans to study Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. He also pursued studies in Yacht & Naval Design at Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology. While finishing studies he interned at Bollinger Shipyard working on projects from patrol craft to jackup barges. Afterwards a short stint at a local yacht and naval designer prepared him for the jump to Trinity Yachts in New Orleans. Through the twenty years at Trinity Yachts, Geoff contributed as Staff Naval Architect, Project Engineer, & Chief Designer on various yacht, commercial and military projects.