Time For Evolution: BRABUS Shadow 900 Black OPS Signature Edition

  • 19th Sep 2022
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Time For Evolution: BRABUS Shadow 900 Black OPS Signature Edition


The BRABUS Shadow 900 Black Ops Signature Edition makes the award-winning Shadow 900 Black Ops series bolder and darker than before. This next version is a compelling outcome of BRABUS' signature next-level performance, design language, and meticulousness.

Within the series, the available models include the totally open BRABUS Shadow 900 Spyder, the flamboyant and daring BRABUS Shadow 900 Sun-Top, and the XC Cross Cabin, an ultra-luxurious SUV of the Sea and fully enclosed Cabin cruiser. The BRABUS Shadow 900 XC Cross Cabin was awarded the Motor Boat Award 2022 for its confident, user-friendly, and elegant performance. It is a true embodiment of the BRABUS supercar DNA. A seagoing version of the SUV.


The BRABUS Shadow 900 Black Ops Signature Edition is as BRABUS as it gets with darker and additional brabusized design cues: including a dark, unmistakable "BRABUS Graphite Black" paint job, a brand new upholstery colour option in "BRABUS Graphite," and Signature Style graphics with red Signature Stripes that run across the entire exterior design concept and are accompanied by sleek hull badges in black chrome. The edition is handcrafted with an emphasis on accuracy and quality; the non-automated, labor-intensive processes of fairing, painting, and polishing alone may take up to six weeks.

The Sun Lounge, which is now standard on all BRABUS Shadow 900 models owing to its high degree of comfort and increased social space on the foredeck, is an additional feature of this next-level version of the legendary Black Ops series. Numerous additional elements, including a new LED searchlight, black engine cowlings with grey or red highlights based on specific upholstery colour selections, updated fender box panels, wall pockets, and LED bulwark step lights, enhance the boat's seductive BRABUS appeal.

The striking appearance of the BRABUS Shadow 900 XC has produced a fresh but immediately identifiable face within this popular boating category, transforming the conventional conception of what a purposeful cabin cruiser should look like. Whether you're looking for thrills or convenience, the BRABUS Shadow 900 XC is designed with performance at its core.

"Plenty of ominous BRABUS glitz and performance that will blow your socks off." A vessel that helps you feel unique." - Statement from the Jury, Motor Boat Awards 2022


With a combined output of 900hp from Mercury Marine's newest twin 450R Verado XL 4.6 litre V8 FourStroke engines, this behemoth has an excellent power-to-weight ratio, giving up to 55+ knots top-end performance and up to 40 knots average cruising speeds. Exclusively supplied with the Mercury Joystick Piloting helm control system, which includes a digital anchor and autopilot. Exemplary performance in every category.


No constraints, No Limits – The all-weather capable, ultra-opulent Shadow 900 XC Cross Cabin is a seagoing version of a well-designed, luxurious, and high-performance 4x4 for the road. With its roomy, completely enclosed, weatherproof cabin, you'll always be prepared to go farther and embark on activities of the highest calibre.

An ultra-luxurious cabin cruiser – Endowed with true "go-anywhere" characteristics, while at the same time offering an extremely convivial environment, with comfortable, raised seating for seven people in the cockpit that effortlessly cocoons occupants in the sophisticated luxury and bespoke detailing for which BRABUS superboats are renowned. The wide electrically opening sliding sunroof and two large sliding doors expose the cabin to the elements of the day, creating the ideal ambiance and lounge space for entertaining guests and spending time with loved ones.

Sign of Excellence - The helm console is completed with the BRABUS Sign of Excellence, autographed by Constantin Buschmann. This emblem represents the assurance that each boat is one-of-a-kind and handcrafted to the highest possible standards utilising the best materials, most advanced technology, and custom engineering.

Masterpiece insignia - The BRABUS Masterpiece insignia is an unmistakable quality certification. A symbol of excellence indicating that all effort was made to create the car of your dreams.


This style combines the utility, mobility, outside social areas, and adaptability of outboard walkaround centre consoles.

Luxurious front cabin – Wrapped in'sport-pattern', cool grey and black BRABUS fine leather with contrasting red highlights and stitching, the front cabin with a 'queen size' sleeping accommodation provides every degree of comfort and more so that you can completely enjoy all-weather water activities.

Taking it all in - The Gullwing doors for the front lounge enable easy access and engagement with the outside, enhancing the sense of spaciousness within. The end product creates a unique link with the natural world by bringing the outside inside and vice versa, therefore increasing the amount of incoming light.

The motorist in question - A streamlined and ergonomic steering wheel that most closely resembles that of a supercar. Everything on the dashboard is within easy reach, touchscreen technology with illuminated switches and a newly designed multifunction steering wheel with fingertip controls make this one of the most modern-looking consoles.

Electronics - The BRABUS Shadow 900 is equipped with a Simrad® dual touch -screen full width, 'Glass Helm Information Display' with an improved BRABUS User-Interface, incorporating G-shock monitoring, access to the boat's primary navigation, engine control, on board entertainment, and driving-assist capabilities. The enhanced Navigation Package transforms the helm into a four-screen "bridge" with extra functionality such as speed display for passengers, music controls, and a digital Panerai watch.

Smart Safety - The boat's safety and security features include a G-Shock sensor and the 1st Mate Marine Safety & Security System. The G-Shock sensor helps drivers safely negotiate inclement weather, whilst the 1st Mate System wristband or fob is linked to a mobile phone. The 1st Mate System provides vital safety alarms and includes functions such as man overboard monitoring, distress message, and a theft deterrent. All of these factors allow Black OPS XC Cross-Cabin drivers to explore the world's oceans without concern.

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