I definitely wouldn't hesitate to take mine anywhere. Just make storm shutters for those big pilothouse windows and you're good to go. The 525 has much smaller windows than my 52 and no sliding door for that exact reason, but I'd still do shutters. The hull
was designed by Sparkman and Stephens, they handle great. And the massive tankage and long range under power is great. The hulls are solid glass with no core
and very heavy duty, great for high latitudes. Only thing better for that is a heavy steel
expedition boat, but I'm sure you know that...