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Marine industry specialists for commercial, private and competitive yachting

Meet your partner in boat building, engineering, brokerage and yacht management

Our experts have decades of experience, working in a variety of fields including the design and build of large technical composite structures, managing race campaigns, and overseeing private yachts. We specialize in project management, engineering and consulting services for a diverse range of clients both domestic and abroad. We strive to meet our clients’ demands while delivering quality work 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 Technical 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

Having worked in the marine industry all his life, Ross has experience across all areas of running racing campaigns, as well as working with private owners and managing client projects. Ross has managed some of the biggest projects in the industry, from the design, build and commissioning for new racing yachts, as well as the complete race programme. 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

With extensive experience in composite construction and project management, Justin leads our composite construction projects. 

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Rory Gillard

Director- Minerva europe

Rory has 34 years experience working in the marine industry, bringing a wealth of experience managing private yachts.


Having lived and worked in Palma for the past 8 years Rory has built a well established reputation within the private sector of Palmas marine industry. As well as private yacht management Rory has skipped two circumnavigations and been working as an active yacht broker in Mallorca for the past five years bringing valuable knowledge and experience into the Minerva brokerage division.


Amanda Owens

Campaign management, events and marketing

Amanda worked alongside Ross at Alex Thomson Racing for 12 years as Marketing and Partnerships Director where she lead global marketing and communications campaigns for the team and their sponsors.  With experience delivering value and ROI for partners, Amanda can also deliver large scale events across worldwide locations. 

Lisa Sheridan

Lisa Sheridan
Accounts and Admin Support

Lisa has joined the team at Minerva Technical bringing with her 10 years of work experience across roles in office management and accounting for web based companies.


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.​