Re: Skipping CA tax ?
First, not a full year, I was stating next summer, I meant THIS summer, I.e. 3-4 months.
As out off state resident, it is legal to do an offshore delivery, keep the boat less than 6 months in CA and move it out of the state. I won't discuss if this is fair or not for Californian tax payers, but it is legal.
CA brokers seem to be used to offshore deliveries, it looks like common practices.
Sidetrack: you can moore your boat on the west side, in Lahaina. It can be tricky as any mooring, but if you pay attention, it is safe and feasible.