Not really familiar with the Nautica RIB you mentioned, but depending on the weather, 11 feet might be a bit on the small side for our waters.
But, yes, it sounds like it would meet your other needs, if it has enough power (never mind; just looked at their web site: 110hp should be enough...
) The jet would be ideal for shallow water stuff (like beaching), and somewhat less dangerous for operating around people in the water. Tradeoff with a jet is in efficiency. You typically get less power out of a jet than a prop.
Does somebody down your way sell these things? Just wondering how you chose the Nautica.