Through to 2001, research was financed by the Handley Page Award of Britain's Royal Aeronautical Society, the Aerospace Division of the UK's Department of Trade and Industry and private venture capital. In 2001 Warrior raised enough funds to commence construction of a six-seat aircraft. As opposed to a low-cost and superficial demonstrator programme, using experienced Certification engineers, Warrior carried out all configuration and detail design work under the instruction of Certification requirements, usig a wide range of validation methods. Warrior commenced work on unmanned seaplanes which progressed through successful trialling of sophisticated aircraft, still using much the same configuration and hull form as for the Centaur concept. With the validation from GULL UAV demonstrations and test data in hand, Warrior has returned its attention to civil aircraft. The company is attentive to designs and associated businesses for amphibious seaplanes from a two-seat trainer/personal Centaur 2, to a turboprop Centaur 12/16 (single/twin) business aircraft. Warrior (Aero-Marine) Ltd has a series of both US and UK shareholders, in managers, engineers, and investors. It is supported by a wide range of specialists who support Formula 1, General Aviation and racing yacht industries.