The spars and sprit on the Akilaria are carbon, the hull and deck a straightforward sandwich construction utilizing SCRIMP resin-infused technology. The all-up displacement for the boat, which draws 10-feet, is a mere 10,000 pounds, though the boat also employs 1,600 pounds of movable water ballast, or the equivalent of eight big lads on the rail. "Powered up in a breeze, with the ballast, she'll go, with both height and speed," said Joe. "As with most of these open hulls, the weakness may be upwind in light air. But I think the boat's really going to light up downwind."