For use in helm/operator seating, the armrest mounted controls provide an ergonomic, safe way for operators to experience shock mitigation and precise engine control simultaneously. The controls allow the binnacle to be in mitigation with the occupant, optimizing performance and minimizing fatigue. Integrated trim and kill switches provide an additional level of engine control. The control pod stows away for easier access to the seat, allowing quicker movement around the helm station. The armrest controls can accommodate up to dual lever electronic binnacles, along with mounting additional communication equipment. The controls are black or grey anodized aluminum for protection against the marine environment.