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50+ knots combined with an ultra-luxurious Cabin is a recreational boating first. Up until now the prospect of a comfortable and stylish, well-appointed cabin boat in the 28ft size range that could do a comfortable cruising speed around +40 knots, simply did not exist. Customers craving this kind of performance and ability were restricted to ‘professional-only’ boats, such as high-speed RIBS.

This is not the case anymore, boat owners looking for a fully protected and comfortable commuter, along with recognition, acknowledgement, high performance and status at the very top-end of the luxury day-boat market, can achieve all this and so much more with the BRABUS Shadow 500 Cabin.

The best-selling Axopar 28 Cabin has been so popular in Australia and New Zealand, Eyachts have partnered with BRABUS Marine to be the exclusive dealer for this extra luxurious brand!









Overall Length

9,18m /30ft 1in


2,95 m (9ft 8in)

Max speed range


Overall Length (excl. Engine)8,75 m (28ft 8in)
Draft to props0.80 m
Weight (excl. Engine)1840 kg
PassengersB:6 – C:9
Berths2 – 4 persons
ClassificationB – Offshore C – Coastal
Outboard engines2x Mercury Pro XS 250 CMS XL
Fuel capacity280 litres
Hull designTwin stepped 22 degree V “Sharp entry hull”

All specifications are preliminary and may change without prior notice

Boats are equipped with a stylish Aft bench as standard equipment but can be instead opted with a Day Cruiser Aft-Cabin accommodation package, with the interior treatment completely remastered by interior experts at BRABUS or with a Wet Bar package including an integrated electric grill, wash-hand basin and top-loading fridge.

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The BRABUS Shadow 500 Black-Ops ‘1 of 28’ is hand-built with focus on precision and finish. Fairing, painting and polishing the Limited-Edition version to the quality required is a highly labour-intensive, skilful and painstaking process, with no automation process, which can take up to six weeks to reach the required finish.

All Limited-Edition models are exclusively launched in the signature paint scheme Gunmetal Grey, combined with vibrant BRABUS Red exterior seating; a most striking combination.












The BRABUS Shadow 500 is produced in higher volume numbers compared to the Limited-Edition ‘One of Twenty Eight’ versions.

Built with exactly the same level of equipment and obsessive attention to detail as for the Limited Edition versions, the only exception is without the high-gloss, Gunmetal Grey colour scheme which will only ever be available with the Limited-Edition ‘One of Twenty Eight’ versions. 

The BRABUS Shadow 500 Cabin will allow your creativity to flow with a choice of three chic and contemporary gelcoat colours, giving you the possibility to truly express yourself. Choose from Platinum Grey, White Grey or cool Glacier Blue, then match your selection with one of two fashionable seat colour options, including vibrant BRABUS Red or subtle BRABUS Cappuccino.








The exquisite all-weather coast-to-coast commuter

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. You will find it cruising between a summer home in The Hamptons and an executive apartment on New York’s 5th Avenue just as likely as finding it undertaking adventurous island explorations in the Scandinavian archipelago.

The perfect superyacht tender

Superyacht owners, their families and VIP guests like to arrive in style, in a tender that oozes the same high-class visual appeal as the finest superyachts. It’s therefore no surprise that a BRABUS Shadow 500 Cabin would be considered the perfect choice for a superyacht tender or ‘shadow’ support boat. 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.








 A cabin well above the ordinary

The space inside the cabin is extremely inviting, comfortable and very civilised. Customers choosing the BRABUS Shadow 500 Cabin will 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 so capable of keeping the harshest weather at bay, into an airy luxury lounge that’s open to the kiss of the summer sun.

Stress-free performance, with ample power on-tap

With a combined total output of 500hp and bags of torque from Mercury Marine’s latest 4.6 litre 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.










 Here are some of the highlights and technical solutions on board that will give boating enthusiasts and individualists a totally new level of luxury boating and personalised statement of style on the water.


This boat is a dual-personality 28ft powerhouse, with 50 knots+ performance, insane acceleration time and massive torque available from a combined 500hp of Mercury Marine’s latest, dual XS Pro V8 FourStroke engines.


A clean, cool looking and aesthetically pleasing helm. The steering wheel has an intelligent Steering module giving push-button control for machinery such as the bow-thruster, trim tabs, and the Fusion Marine audio.


The helm console is finalized with the exclusive BRABUS sign of excellence signed by Constantin Buschmann. This sign symbolizes the promise that each boat is unique, and handcrafted to the highest possible standards by using the finest materials, newest technologies and bespoke engineering.


All BRABUS Shadow 500 models feature the newest marine technology available, like the ISM (intelligent steering module), 12“ single installation Garmin GPSMAP 8412 touch chart plotter, ’black-ti’ Titanium coatings on small items such as hinges, latches are examples of the meticulous engineering principles that signify a BRABUS 500 product.


 A fully enclosed toilet compartment that is throughout upholstered with BRBAUS Fine Leather. The toilet compartment is equipped with an electric-flush toilet, a large mirror on the rear wall and a cabinet with a black Corean countertop with a wash-hand sink faucet.


Water-resistant, BRABUS Red or Cappuccino coloured Silvertex® upholstery, with BRABUS sport-pattern stitching, covers the cockpit seating and also the foredeck and sun-pad cushions.


The helm is completed with a BRABUS branded exclusive aluminium support for feet to complete the sporty looks but also to add to the ergonomics when driving the boat. An exclusive aluminium step detail can also be found when entering the toilet compartment.


Carbon-fibre parts complete the ultra-cool looks of the dashboard and seat trims and further emphasizes the clean and high tech look of the boat. All carbon fibre parts are made in-house and supplied directly to the boat factory from the BRABUS headquarters in Germany.




If you wish to further individualize your boat here are some performance and handling upgrades, interior improvements and exterior styling enhancements to perfect your enjoyment when boating.


The wet bar same gelcoat colour as the boat or is hand-painted in the superior gloss paint finish and includes an electric grill and a wash-hand basin which are integrated in a Corean countertop and a 40l top-loading fridge.


Boats can be optioned either with a full Open aft deck, or Day-Cruiser-Aft-Cabin accommodation package, with the interior treatment completely re-mastered by interior experts at BRABUS, including illuminated aluminium plates on the entrance threshold, ambient LED lighting, including reading lights and floor lights, quiet leather carpet on the floor, large mirror on the rear wall, an Alcantara pocket-sprung mattress on the bed and wide use of cool-grey BRABUS Fine Leather (R), with red contrast stitching, on roof-panels, side-bolsters and aft wall panels.


Enhance and enrichen your ambience aboard with high quality Extended Audio Package which include 10“ signature subwoofer, 4 x 7,7“ signature speakers, 2 x 6,5“ signature speakers and 2 x discant speakers, 1600w amplifier and 2 x Wireless Remote Control panels.


The Extended Navigation Package includes a RADOM Garmin Radar 18HD+ in black, 12“ dual installation Garmin GPSMAP 8412 touch chart plotter upgrade, onboard connectivity via a Scout Sea-Hub with WI-FI / 3G / USB Mobile Router, Garmin 315i VHF, Carbon-Fibre enhancement on instrument panel and Garmin Quatix5 Sapphire GPS Smartwatch.

BRABUS shadow 500 Cabin
BRABUS shadow 500 Cabin