Darko began his career as a professional sailor and transition to a captain working on luxury sailing yachts in Croatia.Eventually, he made the move ashore to work in the boatbuilding industry. Darko then shifted his career focus to publishing as the editor in chief of Yachts Croatia magazine, which was established in 2006; he remains editor in chief of the magazine today. Through his position with Yachts Croatia, Darko was afforded the opportunity to travel the world, visiting yacht shows, expeditions and other yachting-related events. Eventually, he began receiving charter requests, which lead him to open Suncana Putovanja (Touch Adriatic) — a Croatia-based charter agency — in 2013. As CEO, Darko was able to grow the company and establish himself as a mainstay in the Croatian yachting scene. He regularly works with the Croatian Tourist Board presenting yachting in Croatia to the global industry.
Darko’s years of involvement within the yachting industry provided him with an exceptional amount of yachting knowledge and experience in all realms, from build and design to charter and so on. He is extremely well suited for his role with Northrop & Johnson where his extensive network and industry know-how serve him well.