Two hand-made, limited edition Brabus Shadow 800s will be available in the US, as Nautica Ventures Group has been named the exclusive North American dealer for the 37ft tenders that are being built under an agreement between Finnish builder Axopar Boats and German automotive engineering company Brabus.
According to a Nautical Ventures Group news release, the new tender will be will be powered by twin 400-horsepower Mercury Verado 400R engines and priced in the US$500,000 range. Only 20 tenders are expected to be built.
“This boat was designed for a select group of boat owners, some of whom may have already had previous experience via the Brabus automotive brand. We are thrilled they chose us to be their North American dealer," said Nautical Ventures CEO Roger Moore in the release.
Axopar Boats COO Jan-Erik Viitala described the new boat as a hyper-quick, hyper-exciting tender, go-anywhere support boat for owners of large yachts and superyachts.
"The name Shadow was chosen to reflect the fact that the Shadow 800 will often be the second boat to a much larger owned yacht," Viitala said.
Nautical Ventures, based in Dania Beach, Florida, is currently the top Axopar dealer worldwide, is expected to take delivery of the first boat in August.