The S6’s performance is, in part, pure horsepower, but the yacht’s construction also plays a crucial role in delivering speed. She displaces about 65,000 pounds (one of her competitors, just 1 foot longer, is about 108,000 pounds). The S6’s hull is vacuum-infused with vinylester resin below the waterline and in selected areas exposed to weather, and carbon fiber is used in the hull and in what Azimut calls the tray, which is a grid of interlocking stringers bonded to the hull while it is still in the mold. That tray is used to place everything from bulkheads to engines. Carbon fiber in the vessel’s superstructure provides the strength that allows for the oversize diamond-shaped windows in the salon and topsides.