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Marine industry specialists for commercial, private and competitive yachting

Meet your partner in yacht management, brokerage, composites and
campaign and event management.

Our experts have decades of experience, working in a variety of fields, including composite construction, yacht management, yacht brokerage and bespoke yacht procurement and managing race campaigns- both on and off the water.

At Minerva we take pride in always delivering quality for our clients, whilst ensuring we meet our client’s objectives at competitive rates.

Who We Are

Minerva Technical was founded in 2021 by Ross Daniel.

With over 20 years experience in the marine industry, Ross has worked across some of the most high profile sailing campaigns in the business.

The Minerva team bring a wealth of experience across a number of fields, from the design and build of large technical composite structures, to managing racing campaigns and private yachts. Ross leads a team of experts who have breadth of experience covering all aspects of the marine industry.

Meet The Team

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Ross Daniel

founder and Managing Director

Ross has worked in the marine industry all his life and has a wealth of experience across the private, commercial and racing sectors of the yachting industry.  Ross has managed some of the biggest projects in the industry, from the design, build and commissioning of new racing yachts, the technical delivery of managing a racing team, to the procurement of luxury yachts and the management of private yachts.  

Whilst keeping performance at the forefront, Ross’ experience ensures the project stays on time, and on budget, whilst managing resource and ensuring the whole campaign meets the client or team’s objectives.


Justin McEwen

composite manager

Justin leads our composite division and has extensive experience having worked on some of the most well-known composite projects in the world across the automotive, marine and defence sectors. 

In the automotive sector Justin has worked on F1 cars for both RedBull and Mercedes-Petronas, as well as DTM, Le Mans and touring cars, and in the defence sector for Airbus and BAE. In the marine sector,  Justin has worked on a number of notable projects, from build, RnD, project management, refits and maintenance, to working directly within the team- across all sectors of the yachting industry- including; America’s Cup, IMOCA, Volvo 65s, Maxi 72s, TP52’s and many large superyachts.

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Rory Gillard

Director- Minerva europe

Rory has over 30 years experience working in the marine industry, from offshore sailing to managing private yachts.



Rory has lived and worked in Palma, Mallorca for over 10 years and has an established reputation within the private sector of Palma’s marine industry. 


Rory has skipped two circumnavigations and has extensive experience sailing around the Med. His knowledge both on the water as an experienced sailor and on shore managing private yachts and as a yacht broker are a valuable asset to the Minerva Team.


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Amanda Owens

Campaign management, events and marketing

Amanda has managed some of the most notable partnerships in the sport of sailing, managing sponsorship rights with HUGO BOSS, Mercedes-Benz, and Nokia to name a few. 

An experienced marketing, events and partnerships professional, Amanda has lead the strategy and delivery of global campaigns both on and off the water.  

Amanda leads the Minerva team in campaign management, event management and marketing delivery. 

Lisa Sheridan

Lisa Sheridan
Accounts and Admin Support

Lisa is an experienced accounts support and office manager and helps keep the Minerva team on track. 


Trust and integrity

We care about our clients and the projects we work on. We strive to deliver the best for our clients and put trust and integrity at the core of our ethos. ​


Working with the best racing teams in the industry means Minerva Technical stays at the forefront of the latest technology and innovation. We think differently and strive to deliver forward-thinking solutions to our projects. ​


We offer a complete end to end service, which means we are efficient across all areas of our business. We carefully manage our resources to ensure we maximise output and minimise excess resource. ​


Reliability is fundamental to yachting and to our business. We put reliability at the centre of everything we do, ensuring we focus on every detail in the management of our projects, and in our client relationships.​