Sunday, February 25

Wicked New Brabus Shadow Black Ops 45

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Here’s a boat with an attitude. The Brabus Shadow 1200 XC Black Ops Signature Edition was just unveiled at the big Düsseldorf show.

The new, 45-foot 1200 XC is the biggest Brabus Shadow ever built, and it’s unique inside and out, with a mix of performance, comfort and luxurious ambiance. The company says the new boat “has absolutely everything, bringing next-level usability and versatility to the luxury boat segment.”

The Shadow is the made by Brabus Marine, a partnership of Axopar, the innovative builder in Finland, and Brabus, a German company that specializes in transforming luxury cars (think Mercedes-AMG) into even higher-end, semi-custom luxury vehicles.

The boat’s looks set it apart. The Black Ops Signature Edition has a “Brabus Graphite Black” paint job and the upholstery colors are “Brabus Graphite.” The special edition is hand built with an emphasis on precision and finish; the fairing, painting and polish alone take six weeks.

Powered by three 400-hp Mercury Racing V10 outboards, the new Brabus tops out at about 55 knots. The hull has a sharp entry, twin steps, and a 20-degree deadrise at the transom.

It has five social areas: the foredeck, helm, cockpit (including drop-down balconies), aft deck, and front lounge with gullwing doors. Two adults can sleep in the cabin, and an optional aft cabin can be open or enclosed to serve as another sleeping area or a lounge.

The cabin is fully enclosed for protection from the weather. But it also transforms into a fully open boat by opening the sliding doors aft, the two electric sun roofs overhead, and the innovative gullwing doors forward. In the cockpit, a large dining area and wide sofa wrap around a wet bar.

There are carbon-fiber details in the wheelhouse and front cabin, and the seats at the helm have carbon backrests.

Specs.: LOA: 45’7”; Beam: 13’6”; Draft: 3’11”; Disp. (excluding engines): 17,637 lbs.; Fuel: 368 gals.; Water: NA; Power: 3×400-hp Mercury Racing V10 outboards.

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