I've fished the offshore trips on these boats many times over the last 10 years. The Gail Frances is the older boat, at 90', the captains and mates like her, because she gets a few more knots than the Lady. The Gail has a single "unfinished" open bunk room below, in the forward area of the cabin. The well worn smells below can be a bit of a drag on this vessel. The Lady Frances is the newer and bigger boat at 105'. I've always found the Lady to be more comfortable for anglers, that extra 15' really seems to make a difference. All the walls inside the cabin, above and below, are covered in an easy to clean white laminate. There are separate "finished" bunk rooms below forward, with separate A/C and heater controls. The Lady's bunk rooms always seem cleaner, fresher, and more comfortable that the Gail's.
Smoking in not allowed in the cabins, although, much to my disappointment, the rule is not always enforced (if you're on a trip with Capt. Frank, it will be enforced). Both boats have 104 fishing positions labled along the rails. They never take more than 45 anglers on the offshore trips, so that everyone can have a bunk, and be comfortable fishing at the even numbered rail positions. For the jigging trips (George's Bank), with 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 anglers, the top of the pulpit is a great place to be. On each drift, you can cast out to the uptide side of the boat and jig your way around to the downtide side, without ever having your line go under the boat. With the numbers of anglers I mentioned, your group can get a nice rotation going around the top of the pulpit, landing your fish on the downtide side then turning around and casting back out on the uptide side, and often bring home twice as many keeper cod as the anglers on the rest of the boat. You have to book real early for these spots, or call back often, hoping for cancellations.
Personally, I like the schedule. Boat pulls out at 10:00pm, get a good night's sleep, usually start fishing between 5:00am and 7:00am. Usually a 7 to 8 hour ride home, plenty of time to get fish cleaned, sleep, change clothes, relax with reading, CD's, cards, chat, etc. Mates will cook breakfast at usual costs. Hot dogs and bergers are always available. On 2-day trips, mates cook up some very good dinners for $7 to $10, for your night on the Bank (of course you're not obligated to buy the boat's dinner). Sometimes, they'll cook up some Rhode Island chowder, for the trip home.
I think they tend to use the Gail for the 24-hour trips, because she's a bit faster, and the Lady for the longer trips. I usually go on the 2-day trips, and I've been on the Lady 80% to 90% of the time, but equipment problems could mean either bot is put into service for your trip. Captains and crews are usually excellent on these boats, and they're normally a pleasure to fish aboard. I hope you enjoy your trip.