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Trade A Boat - BRABUS  SHADOW 900 CROSS CABIN 
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BRABUS MARINE SHADOW 500 BY AXOPAR (2020-)
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Trade A Boat, 2021 - Article by Kevin Green

 

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Brief Summary

The well proven two-step Axopar 37 GRP hull has been updated from the initial model that I drove back in 2017 but looks very similar, with the same stepped chine forward and pronounced longitudinal strakes and flairs to deflect waves. The shallow forefoot allows easy beach landings yet doesn’t compromise linear performance thanks to the long keel and effective deadrise. Practicalities include an additional rub rail below the rubber gunwales, ideal for bumping against the superyacht mothership or for when errant journalists are behind the wheel.

Observations

Just like BRABUS's snarling performance of hotted-up cars — their G Class Mercedes, for example — Axopar's hulls have received the same treatment from the German specialists in their first foray into the marine sector.

It’s a sleek and modern yet understated design; Water access is easy either side of the outboards; The hull design has had an update from previous models but retains the heart of it.

Built-in exclusivity includes not only the fit-out and personalisation, but also because these are limited edition boats. This makes them guaranteed crowd pleasers, according to recent owner Ted who loves the attention and loud branding which gives him good reason to talk boats and cars with other enthusiasts whilst buzzing around Sydney Harbour.

 

Read the full Trade A Boat article here.

 

 

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