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The Brabus Shadow 500 Black Ops. Limited Edition brings supercar styling to a center console.

A twin-stepped hull with a superfine entry is built to let the Brabus slice through the rough stuff.Courtesy Brabus Marine

It’s hard to stand out at the Monaco Yacht Show, and harder still when you’re docked right next to a bevy of Brabus supercars intermittently revving their engines in deafening roars. But that’s exactly what the Brabus Shadow 500 Black-Ops Limited Edition—say that five times fast—did. The signature look is red and gunmetal gray with automotive styling and a sea-taming hull form from Axopar. The builder promises 50-plus-knot speed, and options range from a wet-bar package to an aft-cabin layout.

Whom It’s For: If you’re a car guy and a boat nut, and you need a fast, stylish and safe way to pierce the slop separating your big boat from the dock, then this may be the vessel for you.

Picture This: Official tender service to the superyachts outside Port Hercules during the Monaco show has been shut down because of 5-foot swells. But that won’t stop you from visiting the vessel you’ve had your eye on. Thanks to the Brabus and her cabin, you’ll be dry when you get there too.

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