I (like Nick) have a Bombard ,but ,and I am sure you have looked at this .. the Bombard is 5kg lighter (which doesn’t sound much but does make a difference) ,I think has a deeper V at the bow , and packs down (in theory at least) to slightly smaller then the Honwave – in reality they never go down as small as you want.
MY view is the Honwave a more helpful shaped bow ( square ) , and is a more family friendly boat – a bit wider and less ‘ sporty’ performance – due to the extra kgs and wider beam….
Horses for courses …..There was a bombard for sale here Bombard Aerotec 380 with 2009 20hp Honda Four stroke
with very nice wheels etc - that was willing to be split - I enquired but it’s a long way from me on the coast to get it – or I would have got it ! Even with the petrol / time to go get it form London way I think you'd have a very nice boat.
PS - Welcome & you will now be sucked into RIBNET - especailly if (when) you end getting yout new boat