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Galeon selects most powerful Volvo Penta engine for its new ‘game-changing’ yacht

Luxury yacht and motorboat builder, Galeon, opts for Volvo Penta’s D13-1000 engine as the ideal choice for its innovative new 640 Fly model. The spaciously designed yacht is being launched at the Miami International Boat Show.

Galeon’s latest yacht, the 640 Fly, has been designed to provide an intelligently transformative use of space throughout its three decks, with luxury touches to appeal to families and charter enthusiasts. The Polish boatbuilder has chosen Volvo Penta’s most powerful marine engine, the D13-1000, thanks to its excellent performance and superb power-to-weight ratio.

“We are very happy with the performance of the Volvo Penta D13-1000,” says Grzegorz Tuszyński, managing director of Galeon. “The engine offers extremely good torque. The boat goes from stationary to planing speed in just over six seconds and to its top speed in 24 seconds – this is faster than many of our smaller boats. The lightweight of the engine is also a particular highlight, as it enables us to keep the total weight of the boat to a minimum. 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 company creates bold designs that combine beautiful styling and excellent performance with expert craftsmanship. The 68ft (20.8m) 640 Fly weighs 37 metric tons, has a beam of 16.4ft (5m), a draft of 4.75ft (1.45m) and can reach a speed of 28 knots.

Galeon’s philosophy of maximising space to attract customers who want a luxury environment in an agile and easily manoeuvrable boat is matched by Volvo Penta’s ideology in offering powerful and compact engine solutions. The 640 Fly is powered by twin inboard shaft installations of Volvo Penta’s D13-1000 engine.

“We have a very good, long-term relationship with Volvo Penta,” says Tuszyński. “They always provide us with outstanding engines with great performance, and the Volvo D13-1000 is no exception. Galeon is growing at a rapid rate, and we plan to purchase many more engines from Volvo Penta in the future.”

Volvo Penta’s D13-1000 is the most powerful engine in its marine leisure segment. The milestone product has seen the company enter the 1000hp market for the first time, to provide higher performance, greater durability and more comfort than ever before. Volvo Penta’s commitment to the yacht segment led to a major redesign of its previous 13-litre engine and drivetrain to create an outstanding product. Customers can reap the benefits of features such as new pistons, highly efficient injectors and improved cooling systems, which combine to produce 11% more power than on the previous 13-litre model. The optimised power-to-weight ratio and excellent low-end torque of the D13-1000 provide incredible power on demand. With this engine, Volvo Penta is giving premium boat owners the possibility to go further and faster than ever before. 

“As an established and expanding boatbuilder, Galeon has shown that it can produce beautiful and cleverly designed yachts that appeal to many customers,” says Nicola Pomi, head of European marine sales, at Volvo Penta.

“They know that people want great performance from their boat so they can really enjoy their leisure time at sea, and our D13-1000 engine will certainly give the 640 Fly all the power required for a fun time on the water. 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.”