Carbon as a performance enhancer

The monolithic structural reinforcement zones are 100% carbon for both versions of the Aureus XV ("Hybrid" or "Full Carbon Epoxy") to ensure both perfect rigidity and lossless load transmission. For the same reason, the structural partitions are made in a carbon / foam / carbon sandwich, and the fabrics used for hull reinforcement  are also in carbon. This rigidity gives better use of the power of the sails, because they do not lose energy through the relative flexibility of a traditional hull.