Captain Johan Dyrnes


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Capt. Johan Dyrnes is Master of The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht on earth. In this important role he is responsible for the daily maritime and technical operations of the Ship including the overall onboard operation of the vessel as well as the safety, comfort and well-being of all Residents, Guests and crew. Further, he is involved with the planning of the Ship’s continuous global itinerary.

Capt. Dyrnes joined The World in November 2013 and possesses more than 26 years of maritime experience. Prior to joining The World Capt. Dyrnes worked most recently for the Seadream Yacht Club as Master. He has also served on various luxury passenger vessels in a variety of positions, was Project Manager for several new building and rehabilitation construction projects in Oslo such as the Ritz Hotel and New Opera House Bjorvika, was chairman of the board for an Oslo-based construction company, owned and managed a yacht charter company in Scandinavia and the Norwegian fjords, and was a ship mechanic and AB on various chemical tankers and passenger ships worldwide.

Captain Dyrnes graduated from Kristiansund Maritime Academy earning nautical degrees. He is a certified ship mechanic and has been trained to the highest level of sanitation, security, crisis and human behavior management. He holds Norwegian and Bahamian Master Mariner certifications. Passionate about continuing his education, he has taken several courses at the Economic University of Lillestrøm on Macro Economics and has a certification in Public Company Accounting.

Captain Dyrnes hails from the Kristiansund area of Norway. He was born fittingly in a small fishing village known as Dyrnes (named after his family) located on the island of Smøla just off Norway’s west coast. He has two children, is an active mountain biker and hiker, has an interest in real estate and speaks three languages – English, Portuguese and Norwegian. When not working aboard The World, Captain Dyrnes resides in Kristiansund.

About The World

Launched in 2002, The World® is the largest privately owned, residential yacht on earth with 165 luxury Residences. A diverse group of Residents from 19 countries own the homes onboard and share interests in world cultures, history and adventure, and exploring fascinating destinations. They circumnavigate the globe every two to three years following an extraordinary itinerary that they select. In-depth expeditions and one-of-akind experiences are complemented by world-class amenities and impeccable service. To learn more about this unique lifestyle call 954-538-8449 or visit

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April 2016