According the Wikipedia, that wondrous online encyclopedia dedicated to supplying the online world with essential definitions and explanations of anything your heart could desire, defines "Yacht Rock" as such:
"In the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California between 1976 and 1984. The term is meant to suggest the kind of smooth, mellow music that early yuppies likely enjoyed while sipping champagne and snorting cocaine on their yachts. Significant "yacht rockers" include Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross, and Toto."
While the excessive '80s are long gone, the specter of Yacht Rock still floats on. Which is precisely why we decided to count down our Top 10 favorite Yacht Rock songs of all time (with a few "honorable mentions" tossed in for good measure).
So grab your bubbly, your skipper's cap, and a scantily clad femme fatale with a fake tan and crank the Nakamichi up to 11.