Our latest issue hits newsstands today and features our most extreme boat test yet, as well as a sea trial of the new Princess V58 Open

Not all boat tests are created equal and in this month’s edition we report on our most extreme boat test to date.

Just before Christmas we packed Hugo off to Cork with the express intention of finding the biggest storm he could and driving straight into it.

In a normal boat, this would be a worrying strategy, but the Safehaven Barracuda SV11 is built for exactly this purpose.

Meanwhile, Jack Haines got a rather more pleasant assignment – testing the fast, fun and fabulous new Princess V58 Open.

We also preview 12 must-see boats that a gracing this month’s London Boat Show, including the Sunseeker 131, Princess 75 and Bénéteau Swift Trawler 30.

Peter Cumberlidge looks ahead to the summer holiday season by picking out his top five destinations for a Great British chartering experience.

Caley Cruisers - Great British ChartersIn our Used Boat section, Chris Jefferies explains why the Rodman 1250 makes an excellent rough-weather cruising machine, while Nick Burnham picks out four 1990s classics.

And in our latest group test, Greg Goulding pits six of the best 10hp outboards on the market against each other, to see which model delivers the best performance, practicality and value.

For all these stories and plenty more, pick up the February edition of Motor Boat & Yachting, which is on sale today.