Alligator is longer and lighter than other competitors, with a notable concentration of weight, achieved through structural use of the cockpit, deckhouse and a revolutionary layout of interior fixtures and fittings. Modelling software has been used to create a hull with low freeboard, the minimum allowed in its category, a very round section with little rake, a high displacement-length ratio and with “terraces” on deck to make the maximum use of the righting moment from the crew. To make the most of the characteristics offered by building the boat in carbon fibre, the overall boat/internal layout has been completely reviewed: the bathroom is now amidships, under the entrance, in order to free the bow completely and create, with the galley/lockers structure to one side, an extremely rigid central structure. This has also made it possible to concentrate all the masses in the centre and the structures, with a Finite Elements program, optimising the laminates, and to create an ultra-light monocoque structure, fore and aft. The specific wheelhouse and cockpit layout has also made it possible to remove all deck reinforcement structures. To increase the rigidity of the mast/bulb, the studio has also developed a system to slot the top part of the bulb into the centreboard case, integrated into the bulkhead of the mast and the engine box.