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A yacht owned by controversial former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and involved in the fatal crash which saw millionaire British businessman Dean Kronsbein lose his life has been pictured.

Investigators are still piecing together the circumstances which led to the 70ft Magnum yacht Amore crashing into rocks off the coast of Sardinia on Sunday. The ship's skipper reportedly took evasive action to avoid another vessel.

Mr Kronsbein, a 61-year-old German-British dual national, owned the face mask supplier Ultrafilter Medical, based in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire.

Although he was pulled still conscious from the sea, Mr Kronsbein, a close friend of TV presenter Richard Hammond, suffered a fatal heart attack onboard a passing yacht that rescued him.

The ship's captain Mario Lallone and Luigi Cortese, the captain of a boat called Sweet Dragon owned by controversial former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi, have both been placed under investigation by the Italian authorities.

Sources said Berlusconi, who has a home in Sardinia, was not aboard Sweet Dragon at the time of the incident but 'members of his extended family' were and they are expected to be questioned as witnesses.   

Now MailOnline can reveal exclusive pictures taken of the luxury Sweet Dragon yacht on July 2, before the accident.

This is the yacht involved in the accident that resulted in the death of British millionaire Dean Kronsbein in the waters in front of Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. The yacht is called Sweet Dragon and is owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Pictured on July 2, before the accident

This is the yacht involved in the accident that resulted in the death of British millionaire Dean Kronsbein in the waters in front of Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. The yacht is called Sweet Dragon and is owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Pictured on July 2, before the accident

The captain of the yacht Sweet Dragon, Luigi Cortese, is under investigation for the incident

 The captain of the yacht Sweet Dragon, Luigi Cortese, is under investigation for the incident

Silvio Berlusconi goes out on the magnum called 'Sweet Dragon' with his wife Marta Fascina on the wharf of Villa Certosa

Silvio Berlusconi goes out on the magnum called 'Sweet Dragon' with his wife Marta Fascina on the wharf of Villa Certosa

The Sweet Magnum's captain is being question by police over the incident which led to Mr Kronsbein's death (Pictured: Silvio Berlusconi and his family in the boat on a separate occasion)

The Sweet Magnum's captain is being question by police over the incident which led to Mr Kronsbein's death (Pictured: Silvio Berlusconi and his family in the boat on a separate occasion)

The yacht is called Sweet Dragon and is owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

The yacht is called Sweet Dragon and is owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Sabine, 59, (pictured with her husband Dean Kronsbein) suffered serious injuries in the incident as did their daughter Sophia, 27, who has undergone treatment in a specialist head injuries hospital

Sabine, 59, (pictured with her husband Dean Kronsbein) suffered serious injuries in the incident as did their daughter Sophia, 27, who has undergone treatment in a specialist head injuries hospital

This terrifying image taken after the crash laid bare the full extent of the damage - with the bow of the Amore completely torn off with the force of the impact on the rocks

This terrifying image taken after the crash laid bare the full extent of the damage - with the bow of the Amore completely torn off with the force of the impact on the rocks

A pleasant day on the water off the coast of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia turned to tragedy late on Sunday as Mr Kronsbein's yacht headed towards the millionaire playground resort of Porto Cervo, where he owns a property. 

Both skippers Lallone and Cortese face possible manslaughter and wounding charges, and it comes as investigators probe the possibility the yachts were racing in a stretch of water out of bounds to them.

Witnesses spoke of the two boats being on a 'parallel course' at the time of the incident. 

There are also reports that both vessels were in a stretch of water by a tiny island called Il Nibani that is technically out of bounds for large vessels.

Pictured: Dean Kronsbein's 70ft yacht Amore is seen impounded by local authorities

Pictured: Dean Kronsbein's 70ft yacht Amore is seen

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