With 50 knots+ performance waiting to be unleashed, phenomenal acceleration times and massive torque available from Mercury Marine’s latest XS Pro V8 FourStroke engines - who could not be tempted by the BRABUS Shadow 500?
Positioned at the very top of the 30ft sports-weekender market, The BRABUS Shadow 500 is a beautifully designed and captivating ‘thrill-seeker’; on one hand a boat with mesmerizing performance, yet with comfortable, day-long cruising capability and luxurious refinement on the other.
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.
Attractive, angular lines with a long, low-centre-of-gravity hull matched with functional and versatile deck layout options for enjoying life to the full.
The Shadow 500 offers sumptuous, superior surroundings that provide the highest possible onboard comfort when anchored. It truly is the perfect luxury platform upon which to spend quality time with friends and family when you are away for a day out at sea or out on island-hopping adventures.
Boats can be optioned with a full Open aft deck, 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.
Given the ‘dual-personality’ status of every BRABUS Shadow, these boats deliver a serious turn of speed and ‘kick in the back’ acceleration, whilst still being fully capable of taking out friends and family in a highly luxurious and comfortable environment. When your destination has been reached, and the engines are turned off, you and your guests can truly appreciate the ultimate luxury and versatility of a Shadow 500’s onboard creature comforts, for a truly sublime day out on the sea.
Underpinned by the successful Axopar 28 hull, with further optimised hydro-dynamics and carbon-fibre reinforcing for even better overall performance and handling.
|Overall Lenght (excl. engine)||9,53m /31ft 3in|
|Beam||2,95m / 9ft 8in|
|Draft to props||0,80m / 2ft 8 in|
|Weight (excl. Engine)||1.840kg / 4.056 lbs**|
|Passengers / Berths||B:6 - C:9 / 2 persons*|
|Fuel capacity||74 gal / 280 liters|
|Classification||B – Offshore / C – Coastal|
|Max speed range||+50 Knots|
|Outboard engines||2x Mercury ProXS 250|
|Hull design||Twin stepped 20 degree V
“Sharp entry hull“
* With optional BRABUS aft cabin.
** Standard boat
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.
Hand-painted in the now iconic launch colour scheme of Gunmetal-Grey, each Limited Edition ‘One of Twenty Eight’ version forms part of a numbered production sequence of just 28 launch edition boats.
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.
The helm has ultra-cool details such as the instrument panel in carbon-fiber to further emphasize the luxurious and high tech looks of the BRABUS Shadow. 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 hand crafted 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-fiber 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.
Complete the appearance with an attractive black T-top, not only adding impact to the exclusive visual statement, but also offering perfect protection from the radiant heat of the sun and shades the cockpit area perfectly for six persons.
Boats can be optioned either with a full Open aft deck, or Day-Cruiser-Aft-Cabin accomondation 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.
The wet bar 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.
A black painted steel targa arch, with light mast equipped with a black painted and remote-controlled search light, can be chosen to complete the sporty and ultra-cool looks of the boat.
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.
ONLY AVAILABLE WITH THE T-TOP ROOF OR TARGA
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.
The newly designed helm console will now feature Simrad electronics, replacing Garmin, as we unify our navigation systems across the full Axopar and BRABUS Marine range.
The Glass Helm Information Display 2 x 12", including a thru hull Echo sounder, will now be standard on each BRABUS Shadow 500.
This includes a OEM brand specific user interface with integrated vessel startup check, Eco / Sport driving modes with active driving assistant features, entertainment and media control with many additional features and functions under development that will be released in autumn 2020, all controlled and monitored via the simple and intuitive single-touch glass display.
The new extended navigation package will consists of:
The BRABUS Shadow 500 range will get the same Intelligent Steering Module with integrated trim tab, bow thruster and audio controls for the season MY2021, that has already been seen on the Shadow 900 range during MY2020.
A new swim platform has been designed, including a heavy duty rub rail around the swim platforms as standard.
The BRABUS Shadow 500 range seats will be changed to the same seat model as now used in the BRABUS Shadow 900 range, featuring a new upholstery stitching pattern (picture presented above from Shadow 900).
Standard seats will always include black seat-backs with the possibility to upgrade to Extended Carbon Fibre package for the front seats.
As a reminder, four upholstery colours are available as below; BRABUS Red, BRABUS Cappuccino, BRABUS Sunrise or BRABUS Sapphire.
Your customers may choose from our 3 modern and contemporary gel coat colours for non-Black Ops boats; Platinum Grey, White Grey, and Glacier Blue.
TWhite or Grey Fusion camouflage wraps are also available, to be ordered on any Shadow 500 boat.
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