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"Any problems mooring a BVI registered boat in the US?"
None, except that as a foreign yacht you will need a cruising permit which is good for not more than one year, at which point the boat has to leave US waters and be re-admitted. And the usual details of establishing flagging, title, ownership, changing insurance, little things like that. You'll probably lose the state registration when you flag it foreign, as well.
"If you look at the NYS constitution you will note that it uses citizen," Yep. Which makes them the standard and the law, regardless of any of our opinions to the contrary. The indivisibility of state and federal voting rights is entirely another issue. Among other things, the state military laws require state militia service for state citizens--not residents, but citizens. And those laws are the basis for the National Guard and the federal draft, which are both in turn limited and superceded by the state laws in every state. NG service is based on state citizenship, federal draft and federal militia service (I think that's 10 USC offhand) are based on federal citizenship.
Residency, domicile, and citizenship are all very different things. On both state and federal levels.