Glyfada, Greece - Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the 'Company' or 'Seanergy') (NASDAQ: SHIP) reported today that it has entered into a purchase agreement with a major Japanese company to acquire a 2009-built Capesize vessel (the 'Vessel'). In addition, Seanergy has entered into a sales agreement with a far-eastern company for the sale of the 2001-built M/V Leadership, the oldest vessel in the Company's fleet.
The substitution of the M/V Leadership with the more modern Capesize vessel will significantly improve Seanergy's average fleet age. The total Capesize acquisition capex for the Company year to date adds up to approximately $160 million and are fully funded through the Company's cash reserves and recently concluded debt financings.
Acquisition of an additional Japanese, high quality Capesize vessel with prompt delivery
The new acquisition was built in 2009 at a reputable shipyard in Japan, has a cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 177,000 deadweight tons ('dwt') and will be renamed M/V Friendship. The Vessel is expected to be delivered imminently, within July 2021, subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions. The gross purchase price of $24.6 million is expected to be funded with cash on hand.
Sale of a Capesize vessel
Additionally, the Company has agreed to sell the 2001-built M/V Leadership for further trading to far-eastern buyers. The net sale price is approximately $12 million, and the vessel is expected to be delivered to its new owners within the third quarter of 2021.
Stamatis Tsantanis, the Company's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated:
'I am pleased to announce another high quality, Japanese Capesize vessel acquisition with prompt delivery, during a strong market dynamic. The M/V Friendship will replace the M/V Leadership, our oldest vessel, improving the age and operating profile of the fleet. This is consistent with our fleet growth and renewal strategy that will ensure that our fleet remains competitive, efficient, and fully compliant with the upcoming environmental regulations.
The sale of the M/V Leadership was agreed at what we believe to be an attractive price, and has been timed optimally, ahead of the relevant survey capex requirements. The sale proceeds will further enhance the Company's strong cash reserves.
We remain committed to further accretive acquisitions in the Capesize segment, and we believe Seanergy is optimally positioned to take advantage of an unfolding super-cycle.'
Company fleet on a fully delivered basis and following the sale of the M/V Leadership:
Vessel Name Vessel Size Class Capacity (DWT) Year Built Yard Scrubber Fitted Employment Type
Partnership Capesize 179,213 2012 Hyundai Yes T/C Index Linked
Championship Capesize 179,238 2011 Sungdong Yes T/C Index Linked
Lordship Capesize 178,838 2010 Hyundai Yes T/C Index Linked
Premiership Capesize 170,024 2010 Sungdong Yes T/C Index Linked
Squireship Capesize 170,018 2010 Sungdong Yes T/C Index Linked
Knightship Capesize 178,978 2010 Hyundai Yes T/C Index Linked
Gloriuship Capesize 171,314 2004 Hyundai No T/C Index Linked
Fellowship Capesize 179,701 2010 Daewoo No T/C Index Linked
Geniuship Capesize 170,058 2010 Sungdong No T/C Index Linked
Hellasship Capesize 181,325 2012 Imabari No T/C Index Linked
Flagship Capesize 176,387 2013 Mitsui Engineering No T/C Index Linked
Patriotship Capesize 181,709 2010 Saijo - Imabari Yes T/C Fixed Rate -$31,000/day
Tradership Capesize 176,925 2006 Namura Shipbuilding No T/C Index Linked
Goodship Capesize 177,536 2005 Mitsui Engineering No Voyage/Spot
Worldship * Capesize 181,415 2012 Japanese Shipyard Yes N/A
Friendship ** Capesize 176,952 2009 Japanese Shipyard No N/A
Total / Average age 2,829,631 11.4
Delivery expected within August 2021
** Delivery expected within July 2021
See release at: https://www.seanergymaritime.com/en/news/press-releases/article-00D0AB50F2
About Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is the only pure-play Capesize ship-owner publicly listed in the US. Seanergy provides marine dry bulk transportation services through a modern fleet of Capesize vessels. On a fully-delivered basis, the Company's operating fleet will consist of 16 Capesize vessels with an average age of 11.4 years and aggregate cargo carrying capacity of approximately 2,829,631 dwt.
The Company is incorporated in the Marshall Islands and has executive offices in Glyfada, Greece. The Company's common shares trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol 'SHIP', its Class A warrants under 'SHIPW' and its Class B warrants under 'SHIPZ'.
Please visit our company website at: www.seanergymaritime.com.
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