Superyacht broker Dirk Johnson joins Perini Navi USA
by Malcolm MacLean
More change afoot now as I learn that broker Dirk Johnson has left Merle Wood & Associates to join the team at Perini Navi USA.
Dirk will promote the Picchiotti brand of motor yachts and will be based in the new Perini Navi USA offices, which have recently moved to 2 Marina Plaza, Goat Island, Newport, Rhode Island.
Born in 1960, Dirk earned his BSc degree from the New York Maritime College. Over the years he has acquired a vast amount of experience in the maritime world, serving as a deck officer aboard tankers, freighters and tugboats in the US Merchant Marine.
He also established a successful career as a yacht broker with houses such as Bartram & Brakenhoff, Little Harbor Yacht Brokers, Churchill Yacht Sales and, of course, Merle Wood & Associates.