Leaders in Asset-Backed Yacht Financing

The preferred partner for individuals seeking unparalleled support in realising their dreams of yacht ownership.

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About SJMF

Leading Operators across Europe

Specialised in asset-backed yacht leasing and comprehensive yachting solutions

Our firm is led by a dynamic team boasting extensive experience in both finance and maritime industries. Supported by robust local and international shareholders, banks, and business partners, we offer an array of attractive financial and operating leases tailored to European clientele.

Our asset-backed lending approach sets us apart from traditional providers, recognising the inherent value of yachts as collateral. As an independent finance house, we present a diverse selection of yacht brands, ensuring you have the freedom to choose the yacht that suits your dreams. We personalise our financial products and yachting services to meet your specific needs, providing expert guidance every step of the way.

In addition to our leasing services, we offer comprehensive advisory services, including yacht selection and purchase, yacht registration under the Maltese flag, insurance company selection, maintenance provider sourcing, and crewing.

Malta serves as our home base, renowned as a leading commercial yacht flag registry globally. Its  maritime sector offers an optimal environment for European yacht owners. Our unique leasing products capitalise on these operational and fiscal benefits, ensuring a seamless experience for our clients.


St. Julian’s Maritime Finance offers an agile and solution-orientated attitude to transactions. The team are responsive, decisive, and provide healthy visibility to approval and documentation stages so that expectations are well-managed. St. Julian’s deliver on their word, they are a core part of our lender network, and I have no hesitation recommending their financial solutions to clients and transactions that fit their mandate.
Jon Henley (Atlantic Capital Advisory)
Great to work with St Julian`s Maritime Finance, dealt with matters and set up the lease promptly and efficiently. All the team is fabulous and very responsive. The closed my deals very quickly. This has been the second leasing experience with them and sure not the last one.  I would highly recommend them.
Nejc Hrnčič
We have worked with St Julians since 2020 and always found them to be helpful and accommodating wherever possible, we have successfully completed a number of transactions together. Good to work with.
Bob Atkinson (JB Capital)
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Meet The Team

George Stiglingh

Leasing Specialist
George Stiglingh joined our team in 2023, bringing a background in audit, insurance, and credit lending, with experience at Africa's largest insurer and Barclays Bank. A qualified chartered accountant, George moved to Malta during COVID to embrace the maritime culture. He expertly guides clients through the yacht leasing process, ensuring clarity on contracts and VAT impacts, and aligning our products to meet their needs.
Willem Steenkamer
CEO & Board Member
Willem has held several positions as General Manager, Finance Director and Head of Leasing in a number of well-established banks. As the General Manager, Willem was responsible for transforming a company’s vision into successful business strategies and execution. He delivered successful business results consistently through quality and operational excellence.


CFO, Board Secretary & Board member
Ylenia has worked within the audit arm of Pricewaterhouse Coopers in the Channel Islands, the UK, Malta and Rome. At an investment bank Morgan Stanley in the UK she supported the Credit Flow and Commodities trading desk before returning to join St Julian’s Advisory Ltd in November 2018, and St Julian's Maritime Finance Ltd in 2019. She recently obtained a certification as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Tatyana Barbara

Head of Accounts
Tatyana’s professional background is very vast and versatile.  Initially, Tatyana graduated as a lawyer in Moscow, Russia and spent a number of years working as an advocate specialising in commercial and litigation law. After reallocating to Malta, Tatyana spent several years working with legal firms and CSPs. She also obtained ACCA qualification and, prior to joining St Julian’s Maritime Finance, worked for 6 years within one of the leading audit firms in the audit and assurance department. Tatyana holds CPA warrant as well as Practising Certificate in Auditing.

Snezana Andelkovic

Office Assistant
Snezana has experience working in small, medium and large enterprises in Serbia as an independent accountant for 15 years. Next to the day-to-day office management activities, she also assists the finance team in tax administration duties.

Marina Gorancic

Marina Gorancic is an experienced professional in accounts and financial administration. She has worked with a vast portfolio of companies in public and private sector in Malta. Skilled in operations optimisation and rationalisation of business processes. She holds an ACCA Diploma in Accounting and Business.

Board of Directors


Non-Executive Member
Ron Huggett is a highly skilled and accomplished banking professional with over forty years of banking experience with particular skills in treasury management, capital and senior funding, investor relations and investment management. Ron was a member of the Group Executive with The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in the UK and retired in 2009 as Deputy Group Treasurer. In March 2010 he was invited back to be a Treasury Consultant to RBS until the end of 2011.  Following this, Ron was asked to be a non-executive director and then Chairman of the Board of Directors of FCM Bank in Malta where he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of the bank until February 2018.
Tony Mahoney, Managing Director at St Julian’s Advisory. Whilst at HSBC for 27 years, Tony was Group General Manager and Deputy CEO of Continental Europe managing 21 countries before joining Oman’s 2nd largest bank, BankDhofar as its CEO. He currently chairs 3 of Malta’s largest and most successful companies and has been instrumental in the setup of St Julian's Maritime Finance Ltd.


Non-Executive Member
Luke Calleja is a highly skilled finance professional with over ten years of experience in capital planning and management as well as compliance. He has a wealth of knowledge with respect to financial services regulation and accounting standards, credit appraisals, risk management and retail deposit management. He has worked for HSBC and KPMG. He held the position of Finance Director for Payscout and Chief Financial Officer at FCM Bank where he has spearheaded financial management and stability of the entity from start-up to a fully operational bank.


Non-Executive Member
Stefano Mallia is a partner at EMCS Ltd as is responsible for Business and EU advisory services. He has been involved in several high-profile assignments within the European Parliament and Commission for both the private and public sector.  Stefano has also been a key author of various important documents concerning Structural Funds in Malta and has been engaged in evaluations of various EU funded projects and programmes. Stefano is a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) where he is Vice-President of the Employers Group. He has been actively involved as Rapporteur in the drawing up of several key Opinions on issues such as Brexit, Cohesion Policy, On-Line Gaming, the Common Strategic Framework, Immigration in the Mediterranean, and the drawing up of a Macro-Regional Strategy for the Mediterranean area.

Angela Attard Fenech

Non-Executive Member
Angela Attard Fenech is a business advisor by profession. She is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and earned an MBA from the University of Hull.  She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta. She has provided business advisory services, to a range of businesses, from financial services to hospitality. Angela has worked on developing and supporting business strategies for the long and medium term. This included overseeing financial and operational performance of entities, reviewing industry KPI’s and benchmarks. She has held roles in Internal Audit, where she conducted and developed quality management and quality assurance standards for private entities. Angela’s has held responsibilities also in strategic procurement where she sought to find valuable solutions to significantly improve the profit performance of companies, by reducing costs on key expense categories.


Non-Executive Member
Director on the Board of Mizzi Organisation and Managing Director at Industrial Motors. He has experience in a variety of sector having held posts in sectors such as , the Beverage sector, automotive, IT, finance and lubricants. He also held the post of Maltese Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco from 2008 until 2013. He is currently also the President of the Maltese- Chinese chamber of Commerce.
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