Portland, Oregon, United States
electronic project with Jona Bechtolt
Yacht (stylized as YACHT, Y△CHT or Y▲CHT) is an American band from Portland, Oregon, currently based in Los Angeles, California. The core group consists of Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans, but expands to include Rob "Bobby Birdman" Kieswetter and Jeffrey Brodsky as touring members. Yacht has released albums on States Rights Records, Marriage Records, DFA Records, and Downtown Records. History: Early history: Bechtolt chose the name Yacht in reference to Y.A.C.H.T., an alternative school in Portland, Oregon. Bechtolt told Spin, "It stands for Young Americans Challenging High Technology.