Meet "Wild Rumpus" - ASA 106 Caribbean Adventure Catamaran | Modern Sailing

Meet "Wild Rumpus" - ASA 106 Caribbean Adventure Catamaran

Modern Sailing is pleased to partner with one of our instructors, Captain Scott Bonder, to host an ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising Caribbean Adventure course aboard Scott's 53' catamaran, Wild Rumpus, among the Virgin Islands this April 7 to 13, 2024.

In this article, learn more about this "Xquisite" luxury cataraman and the delights in store for all those who sail aboard her.

Boat Make and Model

Wild Rumpus is one of the first X5 Plus models to be built by Xquisite Yachts in Cape Town, South Africa. She is designed to take you from one beautiful destination to another all while enveloping you in luxury. The powerful sail plan assures that you will experience the thrill of sailing over blue ocean waters island-to-island like the sailors of antiquity, sans the salt-soaked bunks, splinters, and weevils.


Wild Rumpus is perfectly suited for four guests to enjoy her luxurious cabins with en suite heads for complete comfort and privacy. By utilizing the spacious saloon table, which converts into a queen-sized bed, she can accomodate up to six passengers total. 

Every cabin features memory foam mattresses, air conditioning, a full electric head, separate shower, opening hatches for ventilation, and outstanding views. Every room also has outlets for charging your portable electronic devices. 



The saloon, much like a living room and kitchen in an apartment, is the indoor social center of Wild Rumpus. Offering a dining table, generous seating, and a gourmet kitchen, guests will feel at home here. In the evening, the saloon table can be convertible to a queen-sized bed.



The cockpit, which is the open area at the stern, is comfortable and inviting. Seating, another dining table, lounges, a day bed, a wet bar, and grill make this space a perfect gathering and relaxation spot. The outdoor fresh water shower features a rain shower head for your post salt-water swim in the beautiful anchorages that you will visit during your ASA 106 Caribbean Adventure.

The cockpit includes a daybed for those who prefer napping or sleeping outdoors. And, of course, 


At the bow is yet more seating and two trampolines (the netted area over the water) that are comfortable, and offer great ventilation. The trampolines bow are wonderful for sunbathing, reading, and napping while anchored or underway.

The two bow seats provide fun and exciting thrones from which to survey the open sea while underway. There is no better spot for dolphin-watching!


  • Length Overall:  53'
  • Length at waterline: 50'
  • Beam (width):  26'
  • Draft: 4'4"
  • Displacement: 40,000 lbs


  • Mainsail: 1130 sf
  • Jib: 420 sf
  • Genoa: 721 sf
  • Code 65 Symmetrical Spinaker: 1400 sf

Do you have questions about the ASA 106 Caribbean Adventure course aboard Wild Rumpus this April? Please feel free to contact our friendly office. We're happy to answer any questions you may have or to help you sign up. 

Wild Rumpus is also available for luxury vacation charters among the Virgin Islands from November to May.

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  • Guy Robinson, Member

    I started sailing at Modern at the end of 2021 and threw myself into it, spending as much time out on the water as I could. I came to Modern with some flat water dinghy sailing experience and it was quite a transition learning to sail bigger boats in much tougher conditions. There was a lot to learn, but the Modern instructors, Club Skippers and fellow Modern sailors made learning fun and rewarding. My Modern instructors were clearly very experienced sailors and sailing with them was inspiring! I want to thank the maintenance crew and office staff for their dedication and hard work - you are the folks who make things work! There is a lot more to learn and I look forward to sailing with Modern for years to come.

    Guy Robinson
  • Jessica Zittere, Member

    The Full Moon Sail with Skipper Bob Gutsgell was Ah-Mayzing!! The group dynamic was lovely and the views spectacular. I can't say enough good things about the experience. Thanks so much for the wonderful Club Sails, they are really great.

  • Ray Arceneaux

    The vessel was clean and in fine condition - very nice boat for training, well-equipped.

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