Our engines are both covered, so I don't have a dog in this specific hunt. But, a couple of thoughts:
1. Do the engines have an EPA emissions decal attached? Ours do, and that decal describes the compliance of the engines with specific emissions requirements (IIRC if you are looking at the front of the engine
[alternator and water pump
end] it is on the side to the left, near the injectors and close to the front). If they have a decal and if the decal says the engines are compliant then they should be covered. No decal, well......
2. Reading between the lines, Volvo
selected their cutoff sometime in 2008 to comply with the anti-stockpiling and 'normal inventory and manufacturing processes' clauses. And really it was probably Perkins
that selected that date, they actually built the engines. Notice that Volvo
doesn't take responsibility, in the recall
notices they say "our supplier....". I suspect it will be hard to get details on the selection, but maybe worth investigating.
3. The boat
was splashed in 2011? That means someone was stockpiling the engines. I'd see if I could find out who. If it was somewhere in the official Volvo supply chain then it might give you an argument. If it was the boatbuilder
then it probably doesn't help.