BRABUS SHADOW 500 CABIN
Exquisite all-weather coast to coast commuter
With over 50 knots performance, insane acceleration and comfortable all day long cruising capability, this is the ultimate in the 30ft sports-weekender boating class with the comfort of the enclosed cabin.
Not just for short journeys, but with full offshore capability for up to 6 people and inshore capability for 9 people, the BRABUS Shadow 500 Cabin will find itself being used as the perfect coast-to-coast commuter. The boat is a dual personality 28-foot powerhouse, with a combined total output of 500hp and bags of torque from Mercury Marine’s latest 4.6 litres V8 ProXS lightweight FourStroke engines, every BRABUS Shadow 500 Cabin will deliver thrilling acceleration, dominating performance and massive torque, all in all, a truly electrifying ride.
Ideal as a Superyacht tender, you can arrive in style in your tender which oozes visual appeal and sophistication. The Shadow is practical, versatile and capable of safely transiting passengers from ship-to-shore, whatever the weather, even in arduous sea conditions if necessary. The 2ft 8in shallow draft enables access to all kinds of places that larger yachts cannot reach, enabling owners to discover hidden bays and idyllic anchorages.
The space inside the cabin is extremely inviting, comfortable and very civilised. Enjoy being cossetted in the lap of luxury; sitting in sumptuous seats, surrounded by BRABUS Fine Leather® upholstery and interior detailing that lifts this boat from being merely very good, to well above the norm. An electrical roof system will transform this elegant private space, that’s capable of keeping the harshest weather at bay, into an airy luxury lounge that’s open to the kiss of the summer sun.
It is a stylish, superior boat, available in a choice of three, contemporary gelcoat colours and two different seat fabric colours, including Platinum Grey, White Grey and Glacier Blue, and two-seat fabric/sun pad cushion colours to choose from including BRABUS Red and BRABUS Cappuccino.
For the ultimate embodiment of luxury, the limited edition BRABUS Shadow 500 Black-Ops ‘1 of 28’ collection is hand-built with painstaking focus on precision and finish. The low-volume of boats produced of its kind will appeal to collectors and enthusiasts alike. This version is finished in Gunmetal Grey paint with BRABUS Red exterior seating.
MAX SPEED RANGE
Draft to props
Weight (excl. Engine)
B:6 C: 9 persons
2 persons (with optional aft cabin 2+2)
B - Offshore / C - Coastal
2 x Mercury Pro XS 250 hp
Twin stepped 22 degree V "Sharp entry hull"
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BRABUS SHADOW 500 CABIN FEATURES
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RECOMMENDED OPTIONS & UPGRADES
GELCOAT COLOUR OPTIONS
Limited Edition Gunmetal Grey
Brabus Red Upholstery
Brabus Cappucino Upholstery
Brabus Sunrise Upholstery
Brabus Saphire Upholstery
Previously owning a Greenline 40 Hybrid for 8 years the Flemings were looking to downsize and found the perfect fit, the Axopar 28 Cabin.
Jon and Anne are already in love with their Axopar, it fulfils all their needs with the enclosed helm and how quiet and peaceful it is with the doors closed and retractable roof open. Jon talked about how well it rode at 25knots and the ease of steering with the 300hp Mercury Outboard.
Dave owned his 28 T-Top for only 6 short months before upgrading to a 37 Sun Top and now with a 28 Cabin, so I think it is safe to say he has a bit of experience with Axopars. We thought he would be the perfect person to talk to about the various models, likes, dislikes and the adventures they have taken him on.
Georgie found the Axopar 28′ despite its length a well designed boat that could easily be skippered single-handedly, claiming “The Axopar is so easy to handle I can head out at any time in any condition.” Georgie refers to her Axopar as a “Sexy sports car. A convertible with opening doors and roof which allow full control of the amount of sun and wind one experiences.”
“Dianna and I wish to say a very big thank you for your generous gift. We will enjoy the Moët on board… I would also like to express my thanks for your assistance, advice and guidance during the purchase and insurance process as well as to all your staff. It was an absolute pleasure to conduct business with you and all at Eyachts (Ebrokerage).”
“We LOVE our boat, it’s been one of the best things that’s happened to us. With twin 300hp and antifoul we have comfortably gotten to 42kts.
We have communication with Eyachts and Brendon here in WA so we know if we ever needed anything we will be looked after, we really love our boat.”-Jasmyn.
Richard surf skiing owner – “The boat itself just offers so much versatility, it’s a great dayboat it’s a great family boat, we get to use 37ft not 7 ft, it’s versatility is what sold me and to do something like this is pretty unique and they’re a great offshore boat too so that’s important.”
Axopar 28 owner Ian was extremely impressed by the Eyachts team and how helpful everyone was. “Well done Axopar and the eYachts team!”
“This boat is a winner for a (ok retired!) couple like us who want to have confidence in the manufacturer and dealer.”
Mark Richards is known for wanting to go really fast. Having spent 22 years skippering Wild Oats and leading it to many 9 Sydney to Hobart wins, Ricko has supercharged his Axopar 24. “We hit 60 kts within 5 seconds of what felt like a Boeing 747 take off the team couldn’t stop smiling”.
Graeme – “The ride quality and finish were exceptional”. The 24 was his choice of Axopar due to greater ease of beach anchoring at Rottnest.
“I have had a number of sensational boating days. Nothing beats a two hour surf at Rottnest and then picking up 16 crays on the way home.”
Ian- “We remain very impressed with the stability and smoothness of the boat’s handling. Including tight turns in very choppy conditions.”
Julianne- “It is something of a magic carpet in terms of its stability and speed. The all-round visibility is sensational from within the very comfortable cabin”.
“I don’t have to worry about the weather or conditions, I can take the Axopar out whenever I want… As the other boats slow down for the rough waves and wind, I’m able to maintain cruising at 30kts.”
“Transitioning from sail to motor – love the displacement hull that enables me to cruise 10knots if I want or crank up to 20 +. Huge range and least expensive which is important for a yachtie. Massive wide and deep sidewalks…”
Working with the team in Sydney was great… there were never problems, only solutions.
I found that across the board with everyone I was in contact with at Eyachts.
I’ve made a lot of purchases from dental equipment to motorcycles. I have never experienced a standard set so high across an organisation.
Hayden, Harry and Rosie pictured on handover day. They did a trip down the coast and stopped for a spot of whale watching. Harry said “I was extremely impressed with the way the boat handled on the trip offshore”.
REVIEWS BY THE XPERTS
BoatTest.com – February 2020
The relationship between Finnish boatbuilder Axopar and BRABUS, the renowned upgrader of high-performance luxury cars, form in 2017 to produce boats that give a shot of adrenaline to the sports-weekender market. And the relationship shows no signs of slowing down with this latest offering.
The Boat Show – October 2019
Using Mercury’s latest V8 engines in twin 250hp gives it the BRABUS Shadow 500 name. There is more to the name than meets the eye! Find out with the Boat Show.
Power and Motoryacht – September 2019
Editor-in-Chief Dan Harding gets his revenge on Capt. Bill with a can’t-miss run on Axopar’s new Brabus 500 Shadow!
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