|No. built||about 1,400|
|Boat weight||3,968 lb (1,800 kg)|
|Draft||4.75 ft (1.45 m)|
|LOA||25.50 ft (7.77 m)|
|LWL||21.58 ft (6.58 m)|
|Beam||8.20 ft (2.50 m)|
|Engine type||Outboard motor|
|Keel/board type||fin keel|
|Ballast||1,764 lb (800 kg)|
|Rig type||Bermuda rig|
|I foretriangle height||29.20 ft (8.90 m)|
|J foretriangle base||10.01 ft (3.05 m)|
|P mainsail luff||31.17 ft (9.50 m)|
|E mainsail foot||10.99 ft (3.35 m)|
|Sailplan||Fractional rigged sloop|
|Mainsail area||188 sq ft (17.5 m2)|
|Jib/genoa area||111 sq ft (10.3 m2)|
|Spinnaker area||484 sq ft (45.0 m2)|
|Other sails||Solent: 156 sq ft (14.5 m2)|
|Upwind sail area||344 sq ft (32.0 m2)|
|Downwind sail area||673 sq ft (62.5 m2)|
The Albin Express is a recreational keelboat, built predominantly of fibreglass, with wood trim. It has a 7/8 fractional sloop rig with aluminum spars, a deck-stepped mast, wire standing rigging and a single set of swept spreaders. The hull has a raked stem, a reverse transom, a transom-hung rudder controlled by a tiller and a fixed fin keel. It displaces 3,968 lb (1,800 kg) and carries 1,764 lb (800 kg) of ballast.
The design has sleeping accommodation for four people, with a double "V"-berth in the bow cabin, a straight settee on the port side of the main cabin and an aft cabin with a quarter berth on the port side. The galley is located on the starboard side just forward of the companionway ladder. The galley is equipped with a two-burner stove and a sink and can be slid aft to stow out of the way. The boat layout shows no provisions for a head.
The boat is supported by an active class club based in Germany that organizes racing events, the Deutsche Express Klassenvereinigung (English: German Express Class Association).