All aboard! Pierce Brosnan is ready to set sail!

The Mamma Mia! star is planning to make waves this summer with his new hobby — boating!

“He wants to brush up on his sea-faring skills,” a friend of the actor tells OK!. “He learned how to drive just about every boat there is for James Bond, and in The Thomas Crown Affair, he spent a lot of time on the open water."

So taken with boats Pierce is that he’s planning to fashion his own vessel for outings to sea with his family, wife Keely Shaye Smith and their children, Dylan, 11, and Paris, 7.

“Keely loves the idea,” adds the friend.

But before the 55-year-old can get his hand on his own toy, he plans on retreating to a tropical island with his wife before he starts production on The Greatest and The Thomas Crown Affair sequel for a romantic getaway.

"Pierce says there’s nothing like being alone on the ocean with your loved ones," the friend says.

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