Brabus builds a boat: the fast and luxurious Shadow 800
28 February 2018 - Autoblog
The sports sedan of the seas
The German specialist Brabus is deeply linked with Mercedes-Benz models somehow even more lairy than AMG. But those are not the only things a Brabus name can be found on: Take this brand new boat for example.
Born out of collaboration with Brabus and Finnish boat builder Axopar, the Brabus Shadow 800 is unmistakably a Brabus product. Carbon fiber and leather are plentiful, and for those looking for Brabus-style performance, the 36-foot boat offers plenty of go: There are two supercharged Mercury Verado 400R outboard engines that can whisk the boat to a top speed of 50 knots.
Only 20 examples of the Shadow 800 will be built, all by hand, and all buyers will receive a special Garmin marine wristwatch to go with the boat. The plan is that the Shadow 800 wouldn't remain a curiosity, but that the two companies have formed such a "long-term relationship," that there will be more of its kind to follow.
Or as Axopar puts it: "Based upon the same underwater lines and versatile deck layout as the offshore capable Axopar 37 Sun Top, this is so much more than just a mere styling exercise. This is the start of a long-term relationship between Axopar Boats and Brabus, the objective for which is to re-master and create an entirely new genre of world class hyper-boats in different size categories."