Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, an owner and operator of tanker vessels, announced that the Nave Cetus, a new building LR1 product tanker vessel of 74,581 dwt, was delivered on October 30, 2012 from a South Korean shipyard.
Nave Cetus has been chartered out to a high quality counterparty for one year at a rate of $11,850 net per day plus 50% profit sharing based on a formula. The charterer has been granted an option for an additional six months at the same rate.
The vessel will generate a total base EBITDA of approximately $1.6 million, assuming operating expense approximating current operating costs and 360 revenue days per year.
Navios Acquisition has chartered-out 24 vessels of its 29 vessel fleet. The five vessels not yet chartered out will be delivered in 2013 and 2014.
Navios Acquisition has contracted 100.0% and 83.0% of its available days on a charter-out basis for 2012 and 2013, respectively.
The average charter-out period of Navios Acquisition’s fleet is 3.2 years.
Navios Acquisition, November 2, 2012