EST. 1979

Founded in 1979, GPA is an independent, full-service naval architecture and marine engineering firm.

Since 1979, GPA has developed from a single person company into a multi-disciplinary firm with offices in China, Chile, and Brazil, and is renowned worldwide for its work and achievements in the naval architecture and marine engineering world. GPA is also recognized for being an independent and neutral opinion in the industry.

GPA started out designing fishing vessels and has evolved steadily over the decades, catching successive ‘waves’ of demand from the industry with ships of all types tailored to individual customers’ requirements.

Today, GPA offers a full range of engineering services to the maritime industry, with clients located worldwide. As an independent design house, we partner with our clients to produce customized unbiased, and cost-effective designs that meet their requirements.

Although GPA’s clientele is still mainly US based, we also enjoy a loyal customer base in the Asian, South American and European maritime market.


Guido F. Perla

founder and Chairman of GPA