Galeon selects Volvo Penta engine for new yacht

Luxury yacht and motorboat builder Galeon has selected Volvo Penta’s D13-1000 engine for its innovative new 640 Fly model.

The new yacht will launch at the Miami International Boat Show. The 640 Fly features three decks, and luxury touches to appeal to families and charter enthusiasts.

The 640 Fly is powered by twin inboard shaft installations of Volvo Penta’s D13-1000 engine.

“We are very happy with the performance of the Volvo Penta D13-1000,” said Grzegorz Tuszyński, managing director of Galeon. “The engine offers extremely good torque. The boat goes from stationary to planing speed in just over 6 seconds and to its top speed in 24 seconds – this is faster than many of our smaller boats. I really believe we will be displaying one of the most innovative boats in Miami; one that’s going to be a real game-changer.”

Galeon, based near Gdansk in northern Poland, was founded in 1982. The 68-foot 640 Fly weighs 37 metric tons, has a beam of 16.4 feet, a draft of 4.75 feet and can reach a speed of 28 knots.

Galeon is growing at a rapid rate, and the yacht builder plans to purchase many more engines from Volvo Penta in the future, Tuszyński said.

“Volvo Penta has a solid relationship with Galeon, and the benefits of our mutual attitude of innovation will continue to be felt by yacht customers,” said Nicola Pomi, head of European marine sales at Volvo Penta.

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