Would you fish out of a ski nautique. Boice can pull a skier wakeboarder quit well and you can fish out of them. Would you pull up onto the beach with a glass boat, I wouldn't. It ruins the gel coat. Aluminum boat no problem. Boice is a far more versatile boat.
There are similarities. That is, they have good finishes that are somewhat fragile. Paint on the Boice or fiberglass can be easily damaged. I don't think you'd want to beach either one without protection for the finish.
You can put a runabout interior in a sled, but it still has the limitations of the pump. That is, it is harder to control and harder to maintain speed under a load. IE, if you are pulling a skier or wakeboarder, the pump will have a tendency to cavitate over wakes while the prop will not. This can be controlled with trim tabs somewhat.
The Boice runabout is a significant compromise whereas the Ski Nautique is not. The Ski Nautique has better pulling power for skiing and probably leaves a smaller wake for the skier.
No doubt it leaves a smaller wake, nearly none at 26 mph, and turns on a dime.
If you are a good enough on a ski to want/desire a Natique, then a Boice will not please you for skiing. But if you were into skiing at that level then you already knew that. Now buy the Boice and go fishing.
I drove by Boulton's place in Central Point today. He had a nice I/O sitting out front, complete with a wakeboard tower (I think that's what you call those things). Just didn't look right. :shrug: To each his own, I guess.
Actually it does come in pink. The one I just ordered is hot pink with chartreuse flames. It also has Scotty electric downriggers, a freshwater washdown system, air ride seats and a ford 460 v-8. This thing will blow away any Boice Jet or Ski Natique.