Hess Toy Truck Releases Extremely Rare Collector’s Edition Explorer Boat

Hess Boat

Fans asked; Hess Toy Truck delivered. After decades of requests for another boat, the first of which triggered a fan frenzy upon release, Hess Toy Truck has finally delivered the second boat ever produced as a full-size Hess Toy.


It’s extremely rare. This is only one of three Collector’s Edition models ever made, and it will be produced in extremely limited quantities. Five years after the release of the last Collector’s Edition – which celebrated Hess Corporation’s 85th anniversary – this stunning Explorer ship and helicopter combination commemorates Hess Corporation’s 90th Anniversary, now with a bigger and bolder design, inspired by the Company’s offshore operations. This unique collectible salutes the company’s growth from humble beginnings with a single fuel oil delivery truck to a global leader in energy exploration and production. Collector’s Edition products are only made and released in line with tremendous company milestones & special occasions, including Hess Toy Truck’s 50th anniversary, Hess Corporation’s 85th anniversary, and now Hess Corporation’s 90th anniversary.


It’s impressively detailed. Great for play – but also designed for display – the Ocean Explorer is resplendent in the company’s signature green and white coloring, and contains high-quality features such as:


  • Amazingly realistic ocean and ship sounds including engine start, cruising, foghorn, and air horn; elevating helipad also activates a hydraulic sound.


  • A total of 48 lights, including 2 super bright bow-mounted searchlights that each swivel 120˚, and interior lighting on the clear paneled bridge, all of which operate in steady-on or flashing modes.


  • The underside is equipped with four free rolling wheels and a commemorative 2023 ‘license plate’ illuminated on the stern.


  • The turbo engine helicopter shines bright with 11 lights that can operate in steady or flashing mode in tandem with the button activated motorized top and rear rotors. Free rolling, retractable landing gear enhances the realism and compatibility with the ship’s helipad.


  • Exceptional packaging in a multi-option display box with a slide-out base designed for both play and display.

The 2023 Collector’s Edition will be sold exclusively online at for $59.99 with free standard shipping and batteries included.