As the seasons begin to slide towards fall, there is no better time to cruise on the Columbia River where spectacular foliage vies for your attention with the nearby wineries of the Willamette Valley, challenging hikes up the 800-foot Beacon Rock and enchanting cascades like the 611-foot tall Multnomah Falls. To see everything that this unique part of the world has to offer, your best option is a sporty, comfortable cruiser like the new Velasco 37F from Jeanneau. Here Nick from Sundance Yachts based in Seattle and Portland explains why this gem of a boat is the perfect choice for relaxed family cruising on the Columbia.