Alternative term: Depot
Site at which buoys are serviced and stored when not on station. It usually includes both open yards and covered buildings provided with equipment for lifting, transporting and maintaining buoys.
The term "depot" usually means a complex containing offices, workshops and other facilities in addition to those of a buoy yard.
Note 2: The French term depot de bouees means a small buoy yard with no buoy tender attached.
Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)