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Shadow 500 Cabin

Presenting a market first – the stunning and exceptionally fast 50+ knots coast-to-coast commuter, and adventurous ‘shadow’ boat for the world’s finest superyachts. 

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 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 four fashionable seat colour options, including BRABUS Red, BRABUS Cappuccino, BRABUS Sunrise or BRABUS Sapphire.


Why let the weather dictate how you spend your day? Warm and cosy inside, the ‘fully-enclosed’ Cabin is perfect for customers in colder weather climates and will give the possibility to extend the boating season by many months. The boat is equally suited for hot weather climates, where customers can open-up the roof and have those large, side-opening doors thrown wide open, when they want to embrace the sun and warm weather but still have the possibility to ride protected and dry if bad weather surprises or during chilly evenings. 


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 is the most luxurious and stylish partner in which to arrive at the most glamorous marinas and harbours around the world. It benefits from plenty of stowage space for guest luggage, water-sports equipment or food and beverage provisions in the case of busy charter yachts. 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.

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.


Length – 9.53m (31ft 3in)

Beam – 2.95m (9ft 8in)

Draft – 0.8m (2ft 8in)

Weight (Excl Engines) – 1840kg (4056lbs)

Passengers – B:6 – C:9

Berths – 2 persons (with optional aft cabin)

Fuel – 280L (74gal)

Classification – B: Offshore / C: Coastal

Max Speed – +50 Knots

Engines – 2 * Mercury ProXS 250

Hull Design – Twin stepped 20 degree V “sharp entry” hull


Available in three cool gelcoat colours, luxuriously crafted interior & exterior decks, with details such as ‘black-ti’ real Titanium coatings on small items such as deck cleats and cup-holders are examples of the obsessive attention to details that signifies a BRABUS Marine product.
This boat is a dual-personality 28ft powerhouse, with 50 knots+ performance, phenomenal 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 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.
An exclusive aluminium step detail can also be found when entering the toilet compartment. 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.
Visible 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.


Boats can be optioned either with a full Open aft deck, or Day-Cruiser-Aft-Cabin accomodation 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 comes in the same gelcoat colour as the boat and includes an electric grill and a wash-hand basin which are integrated in a Corean countertop and a 40l top-loading fridge.
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.