Originally Posted by gulfcoastcruiser
No, if you are moving the boat out of state you do not need to pay sales tax in Texas. If the boat is state registered you can obtain a new title in your home state. If it is Coast Guard documented the Feds don't collect sales tax anyway, but TX does require that you pay sales tax if you were to keep the boat in TX.
Keep in mind that USCG registration (documenting) will have no impact on sales tax in Texas or use tax in your home state. The state tax rules apply whether you title in their state or not. Some even require that you register your boat in the state, even if it is USCG documented, but you don't have to display hull numbers.