brief summary

There’s been a happy marriage since 2017 of instantly recognizable Finnish boat builder Axopar and Brabus, the renowned upgrader of high-performance luxury cars, to produce boats that give a shot of adrenaline to the sports-weekender market. And the relationship shows no signs of slowing down. We’ve got our shot at putting this boat through its paces scheduled for after the Miami show, and to be honest, it’s a test we can’t wait for. Based on our previous experience with this winning combination, this is going to be one test drive we won’t want to end.

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Key Features

- Powered by twin Mercury Pro XS 250
- Available in Platinum Grey, White Grey, and Glacier Blue
- Available seat fabric/sun pad cushion colors: BRABUS Red or BRABUS Cappuccino
- Twin stepped 20-degree V "Sharp entry hull"


The Shadow 500 is next-level and it takes a boat with premier operating and maneuvering characteristics and pairs it with an upscale level of fit-and-finish. It really is the best of both worlds. 

However, for those that aren’t satisfied with the upgrades that are included in this Brabus addition, well… Brabus can raise the bar even higher. There’s a black Ops Limited Edition, meaning only 28 models, that adds an in-depth focus on precision and finish nearly unheard of. Here, Brabus adds fairing, painting, and polishing in a labor-intensive level that utilizes no automation. Therefore, it takes six-weeks to reach the required level of finish. Oh, and you can get it in any color you want…. As long as it’s Gunmetal Grey. Base price… $249,000, $278,026 all in. 

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