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Minerva Europe

Customised private yacht management to suit you

At Minerva Europe we offer bespoke yacht management services, where we put the owner at the centre. 

We are honest and transparent to our clients, enabling us to develop long term relationships based on trust and good communication. 

We can support your complete project, offering all yacht services under the same roof and can create a bespoke package to suit your requirements. 

               Meet Minerva Europe Director-  Rory Gillard

Our Minerva Europe team is led by Rory who is an experienced offshore sailor and superyacht captain with over 30 years experience working in the marine industry.

Rory has extensive experience both on and off the water, giving him an understanding of all aspects of yacht management and maintenance.

Based in Palma, Mallorca for over 10 years, Rory takes pride in delivering the best service, ensuring your boat is managed, maintained and prepared so you can maximise your time on the water. 

bespoke yacht management

Project management

Bespoke project management to suit your objectives for your yacht management including project planning, tracking and reporting.


Contracts and negotiations

Our experienced team can negotiate contracts with suppliers or brokers and manage those contracts on your behalf. 


Itinerary planning

Detailed forward planning of your yacht schedule including passage plans.


Commercial yacht compliance and coding

We can ensure your vessel has the necessary compliance and coding.


Crew employment and compliance

We can recruit the right crew for your needs, ensuring crew compliance, crew training and development.


Finance and Legal

Cost control is essential across all projects; we can manage all financial aspects of yacht management.



Minerva Technical are committed to operating our business in a responsible, sustainable and efficient way.

Risk Management

We analyse your risk, and create a comprehensive risk register to mitigate risks to your yacht when ashore and at sea. 



We work with specialised marine brokers and underwriters to put the right policy in place for you.


Crisis planning and management

Our experienced and dedicated crisis team can be on call 24/7 to support you in event of a crisis. 

Rory Gillard has been looking after my Oyster 565-07 Tir na nOg since September 2021 when she arrived into Palma on her maiden voyage.

I cannot thank Rory enough for the help and support that he has given me over this time. His knowledge of Oysters and sailing yachts in general has been invaluable and assisted greatly in dealing with the inevitable warranty issues that have occurred.

He is well respected in yachting circles in Palma and has great contacts with the various marine suppliers and specialists which has made ongoing maintenance and repairs very straightforward.

I have always felt in safe hands with Rory, regular equipment checks, maintenance, mooring line checks and cleaning etc all done diligently and with excellent communication and reporting. Tir na nOg is currently being prepared for the ARC 2023 and the Oyster World Rally in 2024. Rory is integral to this preparation and I know he will have Tir na nOg in top order for her world travels.

I would highly recommend Rory Gillard to any owner / skipper
Robert Rendell
Owner Tir na nOg, Oyster 565

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