Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Ally / Bergans of Norway Canoes. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book.

614 ALLY 13.7′

$ 1,695; Skin on frame folding canoe

L: 13.5′; W: 30″ 34 lbs

The 614 is a light solo canoe, symmetrical about the center with a contoured, angle adjustable seat. The canoe paddles well and is a fast tripping option for the soloist. It is easy to maneuver and responsive to the slightest paddle stroke, providing a fun ride for any paddle enthusiast.

611 ALLY 15′

$ 1,795; Skin on frame folding canoe

L: 15′; W: 36″ 40 lbs

This classical ALLY is rockered and wide making it easy to maneuver with good stability. It’s a versatile canoe for those who paddle under changing conditions on flat water and rivers. Solo, or tandem, the low weight make portage easy and a great boat for weekend or week expeditions.

515 ALLY 15.5′

$ 1,850; Skin on frame folding canoe

L: 16′; W: 30.5″ 41 lbs

It’s a relatively narrow canoe with a low wind profile. The hull shape and length gives good directional stability and make it an excellent canoe for lakes and quiet rivers. This is a fast day trip canoe or great weekender for the more adventurous enthusiast.

811 ALLY 16.5′

$ 1,950; Skin on frame folding canoe

L: 16.5′; W: 36″ 45 lbs

The world’s most sold folding canoe. As a longer and less rockered version of the 611, it tracks better, has more volume and higher capacity and is ideal for wilderness tripping. With extra seat options for the middle it can also serve as a family canoe.

815 ALLY 17′

$ 1,995; Skin on frame folding canoe

L: 17′; W: 33.5″ 47 lbs

ALLY 17′ is a high performance fast canoe that matches the speed of similar hard-shell canoes. The tumblehome hull shape and straight keel line combined with it’s low wind profile and straight bow result in superior directional stability and speed. Superior on flat water, great on trips.