Brabus Shadow 800 by Axopar is a Tuner Car for the Water [w/ Video]
It wasn’t all that long ago that automotive and boating brands going into business together was the exception that proved the rule. These days, however, not only are OEMs in the four-wheeled biz tying up with OEMs in the no-wheels-but-buoyant biz, but tuners are starting to get in on the action as well. Take Brabus, for instance: The company known for taking Mercedes-Benz products to the next level has teamed up with Finnish boat builder Axopar to create vessel that combines high style with high performance and surprising practicality.
The Brabus Shadow 800 by Axopar might measure just 37 feet in length, but it packs a lot of cool features into that twin-stepped hull. The central helm sits ahead of a trio of high-backed seats, which can all be spun around to face a table and a quartet of additional chairs for dining, card games or whatever you’re into. And when you’re done topside, you can mosey on down below decks to a cabin swathed in quilted leather and featuring a flatscreen TV and a bowl sink. And to ensure there’s performance worthy of the Brabus name on tap, a pair of Mercury Marine’s Verado 400R supercharged outboards will push you and your crew across the water with a great deal of urgency. Pretty good for a starting price of about $487,000, don’t you think?