Hello I’m DANI &

I’m A Transportation

Designer From


With experience in automotive and yacht design, I maintain a healthy balance between functionality and visual impact in all my work.
I believe every design can be a piece of art.


Design Thinking

Research, Innovation,
Passion & Creativity


From the first ideas by hand,
to digital drawings

3d Modeling

To Build fast model or high-quality
production-ready surfaces


To provide photorealistic images
or computer animations

When it come to yachts, I am a firm believer in the idea that designers should be pushing the aesthetic envelope and taking risks.

After all, car design has evolved a great deal in the last 50 years, so why can’t the same happen for boats.

For this reason, nowadays I am more focused in this sector, in order to bring fresh ideas.


Like What You See? We’re Just Getting Started

Take a look at my Instagram feeds



“Dani Santa Vives selected as one of the Young Designer of the Year 2017 finalists”


“Dani Santa presents 50m yacht concept Aquila”


“Barcelona-based yacht designer Dani Santa Vives challenges the industry with his concept for a 50m sailing yacht”


“Un espectacular yate concepto solar y eólico ”


“Do not miss the bold superyacht Copern!”


“Dani Santa Vives, one of the Yacht Design Talent Award 2015 Finalists selected by a professional jury”

Read more news


“Aquila, le superyacht qui utilise l’énergie solaire”




“Aquila: O veleiro que vem diretamente do futuro”


“Aquila帆船:仅仅只依靠太阳能和风能 ”


“This Sailboat Is Solar-Powered. Yes, Solar-Powered.”


“Aquila’s Solar Sails Come Right Out of the Future”


“Aquila Solar Yacht Concept”


“Aquila: 50 meter sailing yacht with flexible solar sails”

 Robb Report

“Aquila 50, un yate completamente solar”


“50m M/Y concept Copern introduced”


“The Futuristic Copern 50M Yacht Takes your Breath Away”


“Copern Yacht by Dani Santa is a Seafaring Spaceship”

Contact Me

To start a project or to say hello