- “Those boats think they're so clever!”
The Boatshow is a rhyming magazine story.
A boatshow is taking place on the Island, and Sir Topham Hatt gives James the job of taking visitors to the show. James is unhappy, all the passengers are taking notice of the boats and not him. So, James' crew sets to polishing him up to make him gleam. Then, he gives a loud toot on the whistle and promptly steals the show!
- A coach with a face appears behind James in the first illustration. It is unknown whether this is Annie, Clarabel or a different coach entirely.